Intercultural Human Rights Law Review

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This paper will examine the legal right to assemble in sub- Saharan Africa before turning to discuss historic and present protest movements. I will examine the tactics activists today employ in sub Saharan Africa, from flash mob protests to hunger strikes to mass mobilization as they continue to express their right to protest, often in very challenging environments. I will then detail the legal systems through which individuals can attempt to assert their right to assemble and how they have been utilized to this point. I will conclude with recommendations activists and citizens can implement as they further their right to assembly with a specific focus on measures that utilize legal systems.