This commitment was, however, offset by the adoption of key legislation in the area of the rule of law, freedom of expression and freedom of assembly
that ran against European standards.
He stresses the importance of respect for peaceful protest and freedom of assembly
, and a commitment to dialogue and non-violence," the secretary-general's spokesperson said in a statement.
Constitution, which protects freedoms of speech, religion, the press, the freedom of assembly
, and the freedom to petition the government.
They must do so "without any threats or harassment and (while) protecting the freedom of speech and the freedom of assembly
," he said.
The chamber of the court ruled the actions of Serco Ltd breached Article 11 - the Freedom of Assembly
and Association - because he was sacked only because of his membership of a political party.
has maintained support of the Bahraini regime, while calling for the protesters' right to freedom of assembly
to be respected in the past.
Along with the freedom of assembly
, the Arab Spring brought about increased freedom of expression.
The Interior Ministry has said that the square will remain open today, but while guaranteeing the freedom of assembly
, stressed that any marches or parades outside the square are "forbidden.
Spokesman Jay Carney also says Obama hopes the right balance can be reached between protecting freedom of assembly
and speech with the need to uphold order and safeguard public health and safety.
They need greater freedom of assembly
and more space and chance to operate with less limitations, said Bahrain Women's Association for Human Development vice-president Dr Wajeeha Al Baharna.
He added that the UK aims for consistency, which include their stance on freedom of expression, freedom of assembly
and the right to demonstrate peacefully.
Long before the European Human Rights Act came along to grant us freedom of assembly
, this was our birthright under centuries-old Common Law.
Any move to curb freedom of assembly
and the right to strike in Egypt would be an alarming step backwards and an insult to those who risked " and lost " their lives calling for change over the past two months," said AI.
And US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said: "I would urge the Egyptian government to respect rights of freedom of assembly
and freedom of expression.
Disturbing incidents involving public protests that took place at major public events held in Canada in 2010 (the Winter Olympics and the G20 Summit) have raised the issue of why freedom of assembly
is a significant human right in Canada.