Right to Protest and Organize

Throughout the world individuals face harassment and imprisonment as a result of peacefully exercising their right to freedom of expression.

Workers also face intimidation for excersizing their right to organize and bargain collectively.

People have the right to organize peaceful protests and demonstrate free from intimidation, unnecessary or excessive force, and the threat of prosecution and detention.

Right to Protest and Organize

Throughout the world individuals face harassment and imprisonment as a result of peacefully exercising their right to freedom of expression.

Workers also face intimidation for excersizing their right to organize and bargain collectively.

People have the right to organize peaceful protests and demonstrate free from intimidation, unnecessary or excessive force, and the threat of prosecution and detention.

Organizing Online

The internet has opened up new possibilities for individuals and groups to organize. Yet, the internet is also a new frontier where freedom of expression is being challenged. Authorities are now cracking down on dissent by restricting internet access and mobile phone services.

Worker’s Rights

Under international law, all workers have a human right to organize and to bargain collectively. These rights are an essential foundation to the realization of other rights, and are enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families, as well as conventions adopted by the International Labor Organization.

Amnesty International stands in solidarity with those peacefully exercising their right to organize.

Right to Organize Updates
Blog
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Press Release
The five-year prison sentence handed down to a prominent union leader is the latest example of how the government is galvanising its attack on the right to freedom of peaceful assembly in South Korea,...
Victory

Human rights defender Mohammed Saleh al-Bajadi was released on 7 April from a rehabilitation centre where he had spent four months after being discharged from prison in November 2015. He remains ba...

Report

International protection of human rights is in danger of unravelling as short-term national self-interest and draconian security crackdowns have led to a wholesale assault on basic freedoms and rig...