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Briefing paper ‘Freedom of peaceful assembly. The Ukrainian version’

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Freedom of assembly plays a special role in Ukraine. Since independence, the country has seen massive demonstrations and violent suppression by authorities. The Euromaidan protests, which represent the tragic culmination of this recent history, brought a breakthrough in a citizen’s right to assemble freely.

DRI’s briefing paper written jointly with the experts Roman Kuybida and Maksym Sereda from the Centre of Policy and Legal Reforms (CPLR) in Kyiv looks at the long-lasting gap in terms of clear legal framework for the conduct of peaceful assemblies in Ukraine, respective court decisions and recent attempts to clarify the constitutional guarantees to assemble freely.