The Law of Public Order and Protest / Edition 9

The Law of Public Order and Protest / Edition 9

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The Law of Public Order and Protest / Edition 9

The landscape of public order law has changed dramatically over the last decade. A wide range of legislation - including the Serious Organized Crime and Police Act 2005 and the Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 has been enacted. Which has established legislation on trespass, criminal damage and the use of the highway, and has been put to new use in the criminalization 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, analyzing the underlying legal principles and constitutional and human rights background, as well as guiding readers through all procedural matters, the use of police powers, evidential issues, defences, and available orders (including ASBOs). The narrative also analyzes 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 offenses. It features offenses from riot and affray, through to picketing, harassment, aggravated trespass, incitement to racial and religious hatred, and possession offences. It is up to date with the latest legislative interventions, including the new offense of glorifying terrorism, and measures introduced under the Serious Organized Crime and Police Act 2005. This new work steers you through the maze of legislation in this complex area.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199566143
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 06/07/2010
Pages: 472
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

1. The Public Order Act 1986 - Offences
2. Other Public Order Offences
3. Processions, Assemblies, and Meetings
4. Use of the Highway
5. Trespass to Land
6. Police Powers before Arrest
7. Arrest, Detention, and Bail
8. Defences of Excuse and Justification
9. Punishment, Appeals, and Restrictive Orders
10. Human Rights

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