Peaceful Assembly

Peaceful Assembly

Protests are common in Malawi and large numbers of citizens have taken to the streets on a range of issues, including to speak out against corruption and calling for a more equitable distribution of resources. Read more

Peaceful Assembly

The authorities rarely respect the freedom to assemble peacefully. Read more

Peaceful Assembly

Article 20 of the Constitution also upholds the freedom of assembly, except on the grounds of public order, safety, health and morality. Read more

Peaceful Assembly

Article 15 of the Constitution upholds the right of peaceful assembly, subject to limitations on the grounds of defence, public safety, public order, public morality and public health. Read more

Peaceful Assembly

The Constitution’s Article 74 also protects the freedom of peaceful assembly, but specifies that the police may attend public gatherings, and open-air gatherings may be banned if there is a fear of rioting. Read more

Peaceful Assembly

Article 11 of the Constitution also guarantees the freedom of assembly, apart from on the on the basis of defence, public safety, public order, public morality and public health. Read more

Peaceful Assembly

Under the colonial era Public Order Act, seven days’ notice must be given for the holding of an assembly. Read more

Peaceful Assembly

The Constitution, in Article 13, also recognises with freedom of assembly, with limitations on the grounds of defence, public safety, public order, public morality and public health. Read more

Peaceful Assembly

Article 11 of the Constitution also upholds the freedom of assembly, except on the grounds of defence, public safety, public order, public morality and public health. Read more

Peaceful Assembly

The Omani Constitution guarantees individuals the right to freedom of peaceful assembly, however, the authorities have imposed numerous restrictions on individuals attempting to exercise this right. Read more