Sailesh Mehta and Tim Kiely explore recent developments in Protest Law. Writing for Open Access Gov they examine the importance of the Human Rights Act, ask the question “Who decides to prosecute a Protestor?” and analyse The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Crime Bill.
Looking to the future they comment: “There are likely to be more, not fewer, demonstrations in the foreseeable future. They will address issues as diverse as climate change, human rights, economic inequality, immigration, the shortages created by Brexit, COVID deaths and COVID restrictions. It is human nature to react to a grievance. It is in the nature of Government to over-react to demonstrations of grievances. It will be the unenviable task of our Judges to mediate between the two.”
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