Association

Civic associations such as professional associations and advocacy groups enjoy protection under the constitution, provisions which are generally respected by the state. This right can only be interfered with by the state for reasons of ‘defence, public order, public morality or public health’. Some CSOs also collaborate with the government in the delivery of public services. The freedom to associate is used by a wide variety of social and cultural groups in Antigua and Barbuda, with improvement of race relations and the conditions of people living with disabilities being two of the most prominent causes for activism.