Summary of the Human Rights Council Panel Discussion on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights in the Context of Peaceful Protests

Published: December 19, 2011

This report, prepared by the UN Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, summarizes a Human Rights Council panel discussion on the promotion and protection of human rights in the context of peaceful protests. It focuses particularly on the ways and means to improve the protection of rights in line with international human rights law.

Maina Kiai, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights to Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and of Association, discusses global trends related to peaceful protests.

The panel discussion, organized by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, took place on 13 September 2011.