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UN Issues Landmark Guidance on Peaceful Protest

The UN Human Rights Committee has adopted pivotal new guidance on the right of peaceful assembly. On July 27, 2020, the Committee issued General Comment No. 37: the Committee’s first authoritative guidance on the right of peaceful assembly, as enshrined in article 21 of the International Covenant for Civil and Political Rights.

UNSR Report: Disease Pandemics and the Freedom of Opinion and Expression

In this report, the UNSR on Freedom of Expression registers alarm that some efforts to combat the coronavirus disease pandemic may be failing to meet the standards of legality, necessity, and proportionality. The Special Rapporteur highlights five areas of concern, showing that access to information, independent media, and other free expression rights are critical to meeting the challenges of the pandemic.

Draft General Comment on Freedom of Assembly

General Comments are an important standard setting instrument and a powerful advocacy tool for the rights enshrined in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

Tier Classification of the SDG Indicators as of April 2019

This document contains the updated tier classification, based on changes made by the Inter-agency and Expert Group on the Sustainable Development Goal Indicators (IAEG-SDGs) following its physical and vitural meetings since March 2016.