528. Freedom of association in international law.

Freedom of association 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, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights2, the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights3, the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of Migrant Workers4, the Geneva Convention on the Status of Refugees5 and the UN Declaration on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms