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Obligation to respect the right to protest

The right to protest is protected by various international human rights instruments and mechanisms. Both the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and the International Covenant on Civil and Political …

Tips for protesting safely

Some protests are calm and joyful gatherings suitable for families and children. Some are rowdy and noisy but with little risk of violence erupting. Others are tense from the start, …

Success Stories

Speaking truth to power takes many forms and people are pushed to act for different reasons, for instance: Women’s Day Off In 1975, 90 per cent of Icelandic women went …

What is the right to protest?

Let’s start by testing your knowledge of the right to protest. This video will provide a snapshot of five learnings from this course. Can you guess which statements are FACT …

The duty to facilitate the right to protest

In the handling of public assemblies, the police and law enforcement have a duty to facilitate and protect people’s right to protest. Generally, the peacefulness of an assembly should be …

New challenges to protest in the UK 

The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022 In 2022, new public order legislation was enacted, as part of a huge piece of legislation called the Police, Crime, Sentencing and …