The right of citizens to assemble peacefully, unarmed, to hold rallies and demonstrations: historical origins and genesis of formation
The subject matter of the study is the genesis and historical stages of the formation of the right of citizens to assemble peacefully, without weapons, to hold rallies, marches and demonstrations. Research results. The article, based on the analyzed materials, carried out a theoretical and legal analysis of the main elements of the conceptual and categorical apparatus of research, which is related to the essence and content of the right to peaceful assembly and its general importance in the system of legal values; the historical origins are outlined and the genesis of the formation of the constitutional right of citizens to assemble peacefully, without weapons and to hold meetings, rallies, marches and demonstrations is clarified; on the basis of generalization of scientific positions and norms of the legislation of Ukraine, and also foreign countries, including various historical periods, concerning legal regulation of the outlined question; complex theoretical and practical conclusions on the outlined problems are substantiated, which in our opinion can fragmentally influence the functioning of the relevant institution and the settlement of the main problems of its law enforcement. The practical significance of the studied question is that as a result of the outlined characteristic features of historical stages and genesis of formation of the corresponding institute the further scientific working out of problematic questions of its functioning, and also optimization of the basic problematic questions seems possible.
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