Section 13 Freedom of assembly and freedom of association Everyone has the right to arrange meetings and demonstrations without a permit, as well as the right to participate in them. Everyone has the freedom of association. Freedom of association entails the right to form an association without a permit, to be a member or not to be a member of an association and to participate in the activities of an association. The freedom to form trade unions and to organise in order to look after other interests is likewise guaranteed. More detailed provisions on the exercise of the freedom of assembly and the freedom of association are laid down by an Act.