OSCE Meeting in Vienna to Focus on Freedoms of Peaceful Assembly and Association

Published: April 15, 2015; 18:30 · (Vindobona)

Representatives from the 57 OSCE participating States, civil society and international organizations will meet in Vienna tomorrow to open a two-day conference on the freedoms of peaceful assembly and association, with an emphasis on association.

OSCE meeting in Vienna to focus on freedoms of peaceful assembly and association / Picture: © Vindobona.org

The meeting, which has been organized jointly by the Serbian 2015 OSCE Chairmanship and the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), will provide a forum for the discussion of the freedoms of peaceful assembly and association as means to achieving democracy and human security in the OSCE area.

The participants will discuss the role of the OSCE participating States and other actors in safeguarding and promoting relevant OSCE commitments to defend and promote these freedoms.

Ambassador Vuk Žugić, Chairperson of the OSCE Permanent Council and Serbia’s Permanent Representative to the OSCE, and Beatriz Balbin, ODIHR First Deputy Director, will make opening remarks.

The keynote speaker at the meeting will be Hina Jilani, Advocate at the Supreme Court of Pakistan.