|PCHR Organizes Panel Discussion on the Right to Peaceful Assembly in Cooperation with NADL|
|Written by PCHR|
|Wednesday, 02 November 2011 00:00|
On Wednesday, 02 November 2011, the Democratic Development Unit of the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) organized a panel discussion on the right to peaceful assembly under the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) in cooperation with the National Association of Democracy and Law in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.
Mr. Ahmed Srour, Executive Director of NADL, opened the meeting that was held in NADL’s office. The meeting was attended by 23 of NADL’s members and volunteers. Mahmoud Efranji, a researcher in PCHR's Democratic Development Unit, presented a working paper titled "the Right to Peaceful Assembly under the PNA." Later, there was a discussion by participants on the concept of the freedom of peaceful assembly, international standards and domestic laws which ensure and rgulate the freedom of peaceful assembly. They also discussed the situation of the right to peaceful assembly in the past period in the Gaza Strip and West Bank, particularly under political fragmentation.
This meeting is part of a 3-year project funded by the European Union and Oxfam Novib, whose goal is to improve awareness and respect of human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. Such meetings are part of persistent efforts made by PCHR to promote democratic awareness in the Palestinian community under the lack of the Palestinians' confidence in the democratic process due to the political fragmentation and its consequences.
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