UNSR Report on Assembly and Association Rights in the Digital Era

UN Special Rapporteur Clément Voule’s 2019 report to the Human Rights Council (A/HRC/41/41)


In this 2019 report, the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, Clément Voule, focuses on the opportunities and challenges facing these rights in the digital age. 

The Special Rapporteur concludes that international law protects peaceful assembly and association rights, whether exercised in person, through technologies of today, or through technologies that will be invented in the future. Existing international human rights norms and principles should not only dictate State conduct, but also be the framework that guides digital technology companies’ design, control and governance of digital technologies. 

ICNL’s summary of the Special Rapporteur’s report