The Promotion and Protection of Human Rights in the Context of Peaceful Protests. A/Hrc/Res/44/20

In the 44th session of the Human Rights Council, the Resolution 44/20, regarding The promotion and protection of human rights in the context of peaceful protests, the Resolution states (among others):

3. Recalls that States have the responsibility, including in the context of peaceful
protests, to promote and protect human rights and to prevent human rights violations and abuses, including extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, arbitrary arrest and detention, enforced disappearances and torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, and calls upon States to avoid the abuse of criminal and civil proceedings, or threats of such acts, at all times;


4. Calls upon States to promote a safe and enabling environment for individuals
and groups to exercise their rights to freedom of peaceful assembly, of expression and of association, both online and offline, including by ensuring that domestic legislation and procedures relating to the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly, of expression and of association are in conformity with their international human rights obligations and commitments to clearly and explicitly establish a presumption in favour of the exercise of these rights, and that they are effectively implemented;

articles 3 and 4 of the Resolution

[UN Human Rights Council]