Comments on the Draft Legislation on Freedom of Assembly

2011 / 06 / 07 Tags:

Human Rights Monitoring Institute submitted comments on the Draft Law on Freedom of Assembly currently being under consideration in the Lithuanian Parliament.

The Law on Freedom of Assembly provides for necessary legal preconditions to enjoy one’s freedom of peaceful assembly enshrined in the  Lithuanian Constitution. HRMI suggests, inter alia, to expand the list of potential organizers of and participants in a peaceful assembly; lower the age limit required for a person to be an organizer of the event; ensure that measures restricting freedom of assembly are reasonable and proportionate; amend procedural rules for coordination of the time, place and form of an assembly between organizers and municipalities.

See the Draft Law (in Lithuania) here.

See HRMI comments (in Lithuanian) here.