511. Assemblies for social purposes.

Article 111 does not guarantee a right to assemble for purely social purposes2. It must be read in the context of Article 9 (freedom of thought, conscience and religion)3 and Article 10 (freedom of expression)4 and as such protects the freedom to meet and band together with others in order to share information and ideas and to give voice to them collectively, but not a right to assemble for recreational purposes such as fox hunting