General Comment No. 37 on Article 21 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights – Right of peaceful assembly
22 July 2021
General Comment No. 37 of the Human Rights Committee clarifies States parties’ general obligations under Article 21 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), focusing on the freedom of peaceful assembly. The General Comment provides a detailed overview of standards on a range of important issues relating to protests and gatherings, including online assemblies, the policing of peaceful assemblies, notification and authorization requirements, as well as the surveillance and monitoring of assemblies. The Ukrainian translation of the document was prepared by the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine, in line with the terminology used in the English version of the ICCPR.