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.
The National Assembly of Cambodia has passed a lese majeste law that makes it a crime to insult the country's monarchy. The legislation also places new restrictions on freedom of assembly.
Rights group AI has published a damning report into measures taken by the Law and Justice government that have weakened the rule of law in Poland. In particular it called on Warsaw to respect the right to free assembly.
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.
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