Civic Space Developments

Peaceful Assembly

Andorrans are free to gather peacefully in public, a right that is underpinned by Article 16 of the constitution. Gatherings must however be for a ‘lawful purpose’ and organisers of public gatherings are also ‘required’ to notify authorities in advance. Read more

Association

Andorrans make the most of a healthy civic space, with over 400 officially-registered general associations, reflecting an incredibly vibrant civil society sector amongst the country’s small population. Organisations range from professional associations of estate agents to organisations like the Andorra Women’s Association, which carries out public advocacy around important social issues such as domestic and gender-based violence. Read more

Expression

A 2015 OSCE report confirms that Andorra’s media provides fair and balanced coverage of national events, including elections. The public broadcaster has adopted its own code of journalistic ethics. Andorrans also benefit from widespread, uncensored Internet access – according to the International Telecommunications Union, in 2014 over 95% of people in Andorra had access to the Internet. Read more

Overview

People in Andorra enjoy civic space that is unhindered by legal or practical impediments. Civic associations in Andorra are free to support a range of causes, from promoting women’s rights to stimulating economic debate and advocating for environmental protection. Read more