Members of the Freedom from Violence Unit of the Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, have for the last five years been leading the process in the United Nations (UN) to develop a coherent set of international standards on the management of demonstrations.

In this video we trace the work Prof Christof Heyns and his team did to help develop General Comment 37 (2020) on the right of peaceful assembly with the UN Human Rights Committee; the UN Guidance on less-lethal weapons of 2020; and the Minnesota Protocol on the investigation of potentially unlawful death of 2015.