503. Freedom of assembly in international law.

Freedom of peaceful assembly is recognised as a peremptory norm of customary international law, a status which is reflected in its consistent appearance in all the major international conventions on human rights including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights1 and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights2, in addition to the European Convention on Human Rights3. Other regional human rights instruments also protect the freedom of peaceful assembly4. The Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe has affirmed its commitment to all aspects of the right to peaceful assembly as recognised in international human rights law