THE RIGHT TO PROTEST UNDER UK LAW: A Civil Liberty in Decline?


This Peacerights study aims to provide an overview of the nature and the current condition of the ‘right to protest’ as it might be said to exist under UK law as well as consider possible strategies for developing this right. Two key enquiries provide the focus for the Study. First, to what degree can an individual be said under UK law to have a human ‘right’ on a normative level to protest on an issue? Second, where, how and why are practices adopted by Police forces in the UK affecting the rights of individuals to protest?

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