View Adopted: 2017.11.09
In accordance with article 2 (3) (a) of the Covenant, the State party is under an obligation to provide the author with an effective remedy in the form of full reparation.
In the present case, the State party is under an obligation, inter alia, to provide the author with adequate compensation, including reimbursement for any legal costs or other fees incurred by him, and appropriate measures of satisfaction.
The State party is also under an obligation to take all steps necessary to prevent similar violations from occurring in the future. In this connection, the Committee reiterates that the State party should review its legislation, in particular the Public Events Act of 30 December 1997, as it has been applied in the present case, with a view to ensuring that the rights under articles 19 and 21 of the Covenant may be fully enjoyed in the State party.