The Law of Public Order and Protest

Hardcover | April 18, 2010

byPeter Thornton QC, Ruth Brander, Richard Thomas

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The landscape of public order law has changed dramatically over the last decade. A wide range of legislation - including the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 and the Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 has been enacted, and established legislation on trespass, criminaldamage and the use of the highway, has been put to new use in the criminalisation of protestors.The Law of Public Order and Protest provides a systematic, in-depth analysis of the law relating to public order and the right to protest. The text provides a comprehensive guide to the area, analysing the underlying legal principles and constitutional and human rights background, as well as guidingreaders through all procedural matters, the use of police powers, evidential issues, defences, and available orders (including ASBOs). The narrative also analyses the case law in both the domestic and European human rights context. The comprehensive work examines all offences brought in by statute since the Public Order Act 1986 as well as the remaining common law offences. It features offences from riot and affray, through to picketing, harassment, aggravated trespass, incitement to racial and religious hatred, and possessionoffences. It is up to date with the latest legislative interventions, including the new offence of glorifying terrorism, and measures introduced under the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005. This new work steers you through the maze of legislation in this complex area.

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The landscape of public order law has changed dramatically over the last decade. A wide range of legislation - including the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 and the Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 has been enacted, and established legislation on trespass, criminaldamage and the use of the highway, has been put t...

HHJ Peter Thornton QC is a Senior Circuit Judge, sitting at the Central Criminal Court. He was latterly Joint Head of Chambers at Doughty Street, and was a top-ranked criminal silk. He is on the board of the Criminal Law Review and is author of (the now out of print) Public Order Law, was joint editor of The Penguin Civil Liberty Guid...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:472 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.01 inPublished:April 18, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199566143

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Table of Contents

1. The Public Order Act 1986 - Offences2. Other Public Order Offences3. Processions, Assemblies, and Meetings4. Use of the Highway5. Trespass to Land6. Police Powers before Arrest7. Arrest, Detention, and Bail8. Defences of Excuse and Justification9. Punishment, Appeals, and Restrictive Orders10. Human Rights