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(p. 517) 19. Freedom of Assembly and Association 

(p. 517) 19. Freedom of Assembly and Association
(p. 517) 19. Freedom of Assembly and Association

Bernadette Rainey

, Elizabeth Wicks

, and Andclare Ovey

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date: 08 August 2020

This chapter examines the provisions for freedom of assembly and association in the European Convention on Human Rights, and discusses the provisions of Article 11, which covers the protection of political parties, other associations, and a bundle of trade union rights. It explains that the case-law under Article 11 can be divided into two categories: the first is concerned with political or democratic rights; and the second relates to the employment-based rights to join, or refuse to join, a trade union. It examines developments concerning the right to protest and trade union rights such as collective bargaining.

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