Article 39 of the Constitution of Ukraine provides people with the right to independently take decisions on the form of a peaceful assembly to be held. The Constitution names several possible forms of peaceful assemblies: gatherings, rallies, marches, and demonstrations. However, this list is not exhaustive.
Along with the development of the society, as well as communication means used by the society to satisfy its social needs, forms of peaceful assemblies tend to expand. Thus, along with traditional forms of peaceful assemblies such as gatherings, rallies, demonstrations, marches, nowadays there are also other forms like picketing, sit-in demonstrations, flash mobs, silent marches, “human chains”, bicycle parades and motocross, as well as specific musical or theatrical performances.
Forms of peaceful assemblies:
The right to freedom of peaceful assembly guaranteed by the Constitution of Ukraine ends when participants of the peaceful assembly start creating obstacles or using force, which may harm citizens’ rights and interests protected by the law.