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NIS complains about police surveillance at 'Countdown to Zero' screening

Nuclear Information Service (NIS) has written to the Chief Constable of Thames Valley Police to complain about police surveillance of guests attending a recent screening of the documentary 'Countdown to Zero' organised by NIS.

Press and security services wrongly accuse Katia Zatuliveter

The Nuclear Information Service (NIS) is questioning the reasons for the arrest of Katia Zatuliveter, research assistant for Mike Hancock MP, who was arrested last week on suspicion of being a Russian spy.

AWE Bylaws Legal Challenge

A Judicial Review Appeal of the High Court decision on AWE bylaws in March 2008 is to be heard in the High Court of the Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand, London on Wednesday, 26th November 2008.

District Judge dismisses Aldermaston SOCPA case

District Judge dismisses Aldermaston SOCPA case

Ministry of Defence takes 17 months to prepare a case doomed to failure.

In Newbury Magistrates Court, a District Judge dismissed a case of trespass on a nuclear
licensed site against an Aldermaston peace campaigner. The prosecution under the Serious
Organised Crime and Police Act(SOCPA), failed to criminalise lawful protest.

Juliet McBride was arrested inside the perimeter fence at the Atomic
Weapons Establishment in March 2007, during a no Trident replacement

AWE Byelaws Appeal

NIS supported a legal challenge brought by Kay Tabernacle from
Aldermaston Women’s Peace Camp (AWPC) on the Ministry of Defence’s (MoD)
decision to introduce byelaws which deny AWPC their right to freedom of
assembly at the 22-year-old monthly camp. Following a 2008 hearing, a byelaw against putting anything on AWE’s fence was quashed but the women’s case lost on the Byelaws against camping and is to be appealed.

AWE Aldermaston Bylaws Judicial Review

Friday 1st February 2008
High Court
Royal Courts of Justice

Women from Aldermaston Women's Peace Camp gathered with banners outside the High Court on the Strand at 09.30 before going into court to listen intently to the proceedings.

The Women's barrister, David Pievsky, put a clear concise case, backed with legal argument as to why the 21 year old camp should continue with its monthly weekend witness for peace outside AWE Aldermaston.

AWE Aldermaston: legal challenge to denial of the right to freedom of assembly

A legal challenge to byelaws at the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) Aldermaston will be brought by Public Interest Lawyers on behalf of a member of the Aldermaston Women’s Peace Camp (AWPC) at the High Court in London on 1 February 2008. The claimant is seeking a judicial review of the Ministry of Defence’s (MoD) decision to introduce byelaws which deny AWPC their right to freedom of assembly at the 22-year-old monthly camp.

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?