My right to assemble peacefully and associate (Introduction)

  • Introduction

This right is also very fundamental to the existence of every person. It’s important is so key that it is provided in many international, regional and national instruments/laws. We all want to assemble and associate in form of marriages, organizations’ membership, among others for the protection of our interests.

Section 40 of the 1999 constitution provides:

Every person shall be entitled to assemble freely and associate with other persons, and in particular he may form or belong to any political party, trade union or any other association for the protection of his interests.


This section provides two classes of right here.  They are your right to assemble and associate freely with other people.

However, any assembly that will infringe on public peace and order will be declared unconstitutional.