Freedom of assembly is offically a basic right in South Korea, but the authorities often violently disperse peaceful demonstrations, and Amnesty International says most protest applications are turned down.
Germany has strict laws protecting freedom of assembly - but also strong regulations on how it may be implemented. DW explains what is allowed and what is against the law.
As Hong Kong celebrates the 20th anniversary of its return to Chinese rule, it can boast of its freedom of assembly and an independent press. But many residents are dissatisfied with a lack of democratic freedom.
On December 1948, the United Nations agreed that the "inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world."
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