Convention rights and issues I need to consider

Articles 2 Right to life, 3 Prohibition of torture, 9 Freedom ofreligion, 10 Freedom of expression, 11 Freedom of assembly and association

  • Is the presumption in favour of the right to free expression being applied?
  • Is there a legitimate reason (e.g. maintenance of public order, risk of violence) to refuse permission for a meeting or demonstration?
  • Is any interference with any of the rights in the three articles mentioned in accordance with law, for a permitted aim and proportionate?
  • Where the gathering has a religious purpose, have the rights in Article 9 been respected?
  • Have necessary steps been taken to protect the demonstrators, including where simultaneous, conflicting demonstrations are planned?

Please note
References to article numbers are to the European Convention on Human Rights except where a Protocol is specified.
The issues listed are not exhaustive.