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Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70: 30 Articles on 30 Articles - Article 20
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three worrying trends: the growing tendency to label human rights defenders as "terrorists" or "criminals" in an attempt to discredit them; applying legal and administrative procedures to retaliate against them; and the abuse of accreditation and security procedures to block civil society organizati
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  • three worrying trends: the growing tendency to label human rights defenders as "terrorists" or "criminals" in an attempt to discredit them; applying legal and administrative procedures to retaliate against them; and the abuse of accreditation and security procedures to block civil society organizations from engaging with the UN.
  • gives us the right to form or join a group
  • protects us from being compelled to join an association
  • Associations include trade unions, clubs, religious associations, political parties – and, increasingly today, online groups.
  • included under Article 20’s protection of the right to association, were in the forefront of securing many of the world’s most significant human rights advances – such as the movements to abolish slavery and to secure the right to vote for women, as well as current movements such as those calling for an end to discrimination against people based on...

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