The World Movement Congratulates UN Human Rights Committee on General Comment 37
The World Movement and other civil society organizations including those involved in the Civic Space Initiative (CSI) released a joint statement to congratulate the UN Human Rights Committee on the issuance of its landmark guidance on the right of peaceful assembly: General Comment No. 37 on Article 21 of the ICCPR.
General Comment No. 37 affirms many important aspects of assembly rights including civil society’s right to receive resources to support activities in Article 33. General Comments are official UN interpretations of provisions in binding international human rights laws, making Article 33 of the General Comment the strongest international mechanism yet for protecting civil society’s right to receive funding.