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Public Law

Public Law (4th edn)

Mark Elliott and Robert Thomas
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date: 01 December 2023

p. 86021. Freedom of Assemblylocked

p. 86021. Freedom of Assemblylocked

  • Mark ElliottMark ElliottProfessor of Public Law, University of Cambridge
  •  and Robert ThomasRobert ThomasProfessor of Public Law, University of Manchester


This chapter is concerned with the right to freedom of assembly and, in particular, the right to protest. The chapter begins with a discussion of the importance of the right to protest, and then considers the prohibition of certain types of behaviour, statutory powers to regulate protests, and common law powers to regulate protests.

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