The Protest Handbook

By: Tom Wainwright, Anna Morris, Katherine Craig and Owen Greenhall
ISBN: 9781847669810

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About The Protest Handbook

“It is a pleasure to welcome a book such as this; one that compendiously sets out the law relevant to protest. It will no doubt become a standard resource for campaigners and their advisers.” Shami Chakrabarti and James Welch, Liberty (the National Council for Civil Liberties) (from the Foreword) The only handbook available that exclusively covers both the criminal and civil aspects of this area of protest law. Guiding practitioners... Read more

About The Protest Handbook

“It is a pleasure to welcome a book such as this; one that compendiously sets out the law relevant to protest. It will no doubt become a standard resource for campaigners and their advisers.”
Shami Chakrabarti and James Welch, Liberty (the National Council for Civil Liberties) (from the Foreword)

The only handbook available that exclusively covers both the criminal and civil aspects of this area of protest law.

Guiding practitioners through the process from beginning to end, The Protest Handbook is presented in five clear chapters that relate to each stage of a potential case. The chapters include practical assistance in line with protesters’ experience of attending demonstrations, the chronological structure of a case, relevant areas of substantive law in sections that cover groups of similar offences, the topical issue of the law relating to occupations and remedies available where protesters’ rights have been infringed.

The most current guide to protest law available covers this list of legislation and case law and more:
Public Order Act 1986; Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994; Police Reform and Social Responsibilities Act 2011, ss141-149; R v Jones and others (2007) 1 AC 136; R (LaPorte) v Chief Constable of Gloucestershire (2007) 2 AC 105; European Convention on Human Rights; Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984; Police Reform Act 2002; Police (Conduct) Regulations 2008; Police (Complaints and Misconduct) Regulations 2004; Austin and others v UK.

Contents: Powers, Rights and Procedure; Criminal Court Procedural Issues; Common Offences and Defences; Occupations; Holding the Police to account; Annexes.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Powers, rights and procedure: Police powers at protests; At the police station;
Chapter 2 Criminal court procedural issues: First appearance at the magistrates’ court; Disclosure; Summary trial procedure; Abuse of process; Appeals;
Chapter 3 Common offences and defences: Assaulting/resisting/obstructing a police officer in the execution of their duty; Aggravated trespass; Criminal damage; ‘Public order’ offences; Failing to comply with orders; Breach of the peace; Obstruction of the highway; Miscellaneous offences; General defences; European Convention on Human Rights;
Chapter 4 Occupations: What is an occupation?; Criminal law; Civil law; Injunctions;
Chapter 5 Holding the police to account: Which remedy?; Funding complaints and civil actions against the police; Complaints against the police; Civil actions against the police; Judicial review proceedings.

Publishing Details

Publication Date: 30 April 2012
ISBN: 9781847669810
Binding: Paperback
Series: 12
Edition: 1

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