Civic Space Developments

Peaceful Assembly

People in Grenada are able to gather and demonstrate. The freedom of peaceful assembly is protected under the Constitution. Read more

Association

People in Grenada are able to form and join associations to advance collective interests. Read more

Grenada-Overview

Grenada is an island country, consisting of Grenada itself and six smaller islands, with an estimated population of 110,000. A favourable legal environment exists for civil society in Grenada and human rights defenders are able to operate without hindrance. Read more

Expression

While the constitution of the Seychelles guarantees the freedom of expression, it also contains a high number of exceptions. Read more

Peaceful Assembly

The Public Order Act of 2013 replaced the colonial era 1959 Public Order Act, but 18 sections or sub-sections were found unconstitutional by the Constitutional Court in July 2015. Read more

Association

Registration is required for non-governmental organisations (NGOs), which is normally routine and quick, and NGOs are required to submit audited accounts. Read more

Seychelles - Overview

Current civic space concerns in the Seychelles include the dominance of government voices in the media, the occasional use by security forces of excessive force, along with associated abuses that can include torture, arbitrary detention and long periods of detention, and reported judicial corruption and a lack of judicial independence. Read more

Expression

While the state controls the country’s only radio and TV stations along with a local press agency, the freedom of expression is respected. Read more

Peaceful Assembly

The right to hold demonstrations is guaranteed to citizens under article 33 of the constitution. Read more

Morocco-Overview

In light of the amendments made to the constitution in 2011, the scope of public freedoms has increased in Morocco. Read more