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UNHRC BP Question #2

In the current social context, can it be found an actual stigma when it comes to the exercise of the right to protest? Or can it possibly be identified as terrorism enhancement?


This question must be answered by October 16th, 23:59 pm (GMT-5 / Lima Time).

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UNHRC BP Question #1

Should there be a restriction on the exercise of the right of the right to protest? If so, what must this restriction require for it to be lawful and proportional? This question must be answered by Oc

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Camila Bobadilla
Camila Bobadilla
17 oct 2023

The Ugandan government is firmly committed to regulating the right to protest in order to prevent extremist groups from inciting violent protests and propagating hate speech that jeopardizes the rights of ordinary citizens. These regulations are not aimed at stigmatizing the exercise of protest but are intended to uphold national security and free expression while preventing excesses and violence, in accordance with the UN Hate Speech Strategy.


Historically, Uganda has found it necessary to establish regulations for the exercise of the right to protest and demonstration due to instances where protests sought to destabilize the government, divide the territory, incite violence, and promote racial segregation. Many of these protests have been identified as discourse glorifying terrorist activities. Consequently, Uganda has…


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TOYKIN CALDAS Maria Eliana
TOYKIN CALDAS Maria Eliana
17 oct 2023

Regarding the first question, the Swiss Confederation states that yes, there can be stigma, especially when it comes to minorities that have a bad reputation around the world. However, the Swiss Confederation fully respects the right to peaceful protests, even in a war context.


Palestinians protested in Geneva in a pro-Palestine protest, that was heavily escorted by the police, which guaranteed violence would not be used by or against the protesters, giving everyone the security, they have as a human right.


Though in the Fourth Geneva Convention we heavily criticized the acts of Israel, we claim Hamas is a terrorist organization and believe that there´s another way not to use violence.


Another proof of the Swiss Confederation to attempt peaceful…


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María Gracia JIMENEZ ZEGARRA
María Gracia JIMENEZ ZEGARRA
17 oct 2023

The right to protest is incredibly valuable for nations to be able to develop and protect their citizens. However, this very freedom can also be turned into a weapon for instability and chaos. The People's Republic of China, in no way, shape, or form, encourages the stigmatization of protests. We recognize their value for understanding public concerns and our president has constantly reaffirmed his commitment to addressing the concerns of the people. That is why, leading by example and understanding such, China, for the 2008 and 2022 Beijing Olympics, agreed to establish designated protest zones.


While we can recognize the validity in the statement that the right to protest is still stigmatized, we believe that as of now, there is…


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isabellaperezluque
17 oct 2023

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea aknowledges the fact that protests can develop into acts of terrorism when they are lacking of organization, which leads to unruly demonstrations of the absence of education and guidance regarding the right to freedom of speech.


Many acts of protest we have seen in this current social context have shown us that in liberal-minded western countries that give away permissions without restrctions, the excercise of freedom of speech as we know it is deeply flawed, since the systems in which they live in are just as flawed. The DPRK believes that these citizens' voices must be heard, yet they should be heard through agreed-upon guidelines that should be discussed further in the committee.


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Valeria Baquerizo
Valeria Baquerizo
17 oct 2023

A nation's responsibility to protect their citizens is the priority each country is obliged to follow. The distinction between a peaceful or violent protest and a terrorism enhancement is a separation must, since the security and safety of innocents depend on our ability to create a clear delimitation which enables them to know the limits to their rights and provides governmental workers solutions based on the situation in the current social context of an attack or protest.


The Republic of India has experienced an aggressive terrorism incident in 2021 by diverse groups, in which no changes in legislations regarding terrorism were applied, nevertheless, the Republic of India expanded the number of state-level Multi-Agency Centers to strengthen sharing of intelligence among…


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