Peaceful Assembly

Albania allows people to assemble peacefully in public places. Organisers must normally notify the police in advance, although in certain circumstances groups can gather in public spaces without prior notification. The Albanian constitution demands that any limitation of the right must be proportionate and in line with standards set down in the European Convention on Human Rights. In 2014, almost 75% of civil society representatives surveyed said that they could fully or sufficiently enjoy freedom of peaceful assembly in practice, although one in ten said it was never respected in practice in Albania.