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Tuesday, May 12 • 11:00 - 12:30
4A: Freedom of Assembly: The Tough Questions
Limited Capacity seats available

In recent years, a growing wave of protests, emerging social movements, and other public assemblies has been countered by law enforcement and regulatory measures that seek to restrict space for assemblies. This session will focus on difficult regulatory questions regarding assemblies. Among other issues, participants will consider the implications of protests that involve the privatization of public space; the construction of tents and other settlements that disrupt urban life for extended time periods; and the use of hate speech.

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David Moore

Vice President of Legal Affairs, International Center for Not-for-Profit Law
David Moore is VP of Legal Affairs with the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL), where he has worked since 2001. On behalf of ICNL, Mr. Moore has conducted legal assessments of civil society laws and/or provided technical assistance on law reform projects in a diverse... Read More →

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Ligia Bolivar

Director, Human Rights Center, Andres Bello Catholic University
Ms. Bolivar is a professor of Sociology and Human Rights at Venezuela's Andres Bello Catholic University, where she currently serves as Director of the Human Rights Center. She is also the founder of the Venezuelan Program on Education and Action on Human Rights (PROVEA). Previously... Read More →
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Michael Hamilton

Senior Lecturer in Public Protest Law, University of East Anglia
Michael is a Senior Lecturer in Public Protest Law at the University of East Anglia, and a member and secretary of the OSCE-ODIHR Panel of Experts on Freedom of Assembly. The Panel is currently working on a 3rd edition of the OSCE-ODIHR – Venice Commission Guidelines on Freedom... Read More →
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Muatar Khaydarova

Board Chairwoman, NGO
Ms. Muatar Khaydarova is the chair of the CSO “Society and Law” in Tajikistan.  She specializes in the areas of freedom of association and assembly. She is also a specialist in the history of Muslim law and freedom of belief. Ms. Khaydarova has more than 30 years of experience... Read More →

Tuesday May 12, 2015 11:00 - 12:30 CEST
Room B3