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Greece: Amnesty International Statement on Bill of the Ministry of Citizen Protection: ‘Public Outdoor Assemblies and other Provisions’

, Index number: EUR 25/2706/2020

On 29 June 2020, the Greek Minister of Citizen Protection tabled before Parliament a bill that would regulate public assemblies. The bill has sparked a heated debate in the Parliament since it was presented, including for the several regulations that would unduly restrict the right to freedom of peaceful assembly. Amnesty International has analyzed the proposed bill, and raises its serious concerns over several provisions that, if adopted, would constitute an unjustified interference with the right to freedom of peaceful assembly as it is guaranteed in international and regional treaties that Greece is part of.

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