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 International: Civil Liberties Groups Launch Coalition to Reshape Human Rights Landscape

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“Take Back the Streets” Report Details Excessive Police Force Against Protestors

From: ACLU.org

Civil Liberties Groups from 10 Countries Launch Coalition to Reshape Human Rights Landscape

NEW YORK – In response to increasing restrictions on personal freedoms and civil protest, national human rights organizations from 10 countries this week launched the International Network of Civil Liberties Organizations (INCLO). They also released “Take Back the Streets: Repression and Criminalization of Protest Around the World,” a collection of case studies showing patterns of police crackdown and abuse against peaceful assembly, accompanied by concrete recommendations to expand free speech.

"Fundamental rights and freedoms we enjoy are a direct result of protest movements of the past,” said Gastón Chillier, executive director of the Centro de Estudios Legales y Sociales in Argentina. “Freedom of speech and as a result, our societies, will only flourish if peaceful assembly is protected from excessive police force and government obstruction.” ...



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The INCLO investigation and report bring together examples of protest under attack in which INCLO members are involved. The report offers three primary recommendations for governments to advance freedom of speech: increase regulation of less-lethal weapons (tear gas, pepper spray), explicitly affirm support for freedom of peaceful assembly, and be vigilant against administrative limitations to protest.

“Member organizations will work together to counter the efforts to repress political speech,” said Anthony Romero, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union(ACLU). “Only when citizens can voice their concerns and advocate openly for positive change can democracy flourish.”

INCLO will eventually have an international Secretariat based in Geneva and lobby governments as well as intergovernmental organizations. INCLO member organizations will collaborate on a bilateral and multilateral basis. The network’s initial priorities will be police accountability and social protest, religious freedom and equal treatment, and informational rights.

The report is available at:

https://www.aclu.org/sites/default/files/assets/global_protest_suppression_report_inclo.pdf

Current members are the ACLU, the Association for Civil Rights in Israel, the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, Centro de Estudios Legales y Sociales (Argentina), the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights, the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union, the Kenyan Human Rights Commission, the Legal Resources Centre (South Africa), Liberty (United Kingdom) and the Irish Council for Civil Liberties.



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[21 October 2013]





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