Public Gatherings Proclamation 23, 1989 (Proclamation AG23 of 1989)
The Protection of Fundamental Rights Act was enacted to protect fundamental rights including “the right not to be induced or persuaded to: stop educational functions or activities; stay away from a place of employment or refrain from performing duties; or abstain from making use of or receiving any public service.” Further, it was enacted to outlaw “boycotts and worker stay-aways.”
Article 17: Political Activity
1. All citizens shall have the right to participate in peaceful political activity intended to influence the composition and policies of the Government. All citizens shall have the right to form and join political parties and; subject to such qualifications prescribed by law as are necessary in a democratic society to participate in the conduct of public affairs, whether directly or through freely chosen representatives.
Article 19: Culture