Peaceful protesters were targeted with lethal force by state agents in violation of international law in protests in 2019.
Numerous States have derogated from their respective treaty obligations to respect and protect the right of assembly owing to the COVID-19 Pandemic and many are banning all public gatherings for a period of weeks or even months.02.06.20
A statement on the permissibility of derogations from the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights in connection with the COVID 19 pandemic was adopted by the Human Rights Committee in April 2020.01.05.20
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights expresses deep concern about forcible repression of protest around the world
In her February 2020 address to the Human Rights Council, Michelle Bachelet expressed deep concern about forcible repression of protest around the world, in particular in Egypt, Guinea, India, Iraq, and Pakistan.13.03.20