General Comment No.37 on the right of peaceful assembly
The UN Human Rights Committee is currently developing a General Comment on article 21 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, on freedom of assembly. Prof Heyns serves as Rapporteur for the new General Comment.
For more information, see https://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/CCPR/Pages/GC37.aspx
This ties in with a number of other initiatives linked to the Institute.
See for example on the initiative to develop UN Guidelines on Less Lethal Weapons
On the police use of force see www.policinglaw.info
Human Rights Council Reports
2011 Report to the Human Rights Council by Christof Heyns as Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions dealing with the policing of demonstrations
2016 Joint report to the Human Rights Council by the Special rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association and the Special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, dealing with the proper management of assemblies
UN Human Rights Committee
Comments at the Initial Half Day of Discussion on General Comment 37
Half-day general discussion in preparation for a General Comment on the right of peaceful assembly
Christof Heyns, Rapporteur - Welcoming remarks, 20 March 2019
Human Rights Committee's 125th session - March 2019
After the adoption of General Comment 36 on the right to life, the Human Rights Committee decided to start the drafting of General Comment 37 on the right of peaceful assembly (article 21 of the ICCPR). The rapporteur for the new General Comment is Christof Heyns.