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Published: 25 March 2010

528 Pages


ISBN: 9780199566143

Bookseller Code (AU)

Chapter 1

The Law of Public Order and Protest

HHJ Peter Thornton QC, Ruth Brander, Richard Thomas, David Rhodes, Mike Schwarz, and Edward Rees

  • Provides a systematic in-depth analysis of the law relating to public order and the right to protest, as well as procedure and evidential issues
  • Written by a team of expert practitioners, including His Honour Judge Peter Thornton QC
  • Examines all offences brought in by statute since the Public Order Act 1986, as well as common law offences - includes coverage of riot and affray, picketing, aggravated trespass, incitement to racial and religious hatred, and possession offences
  • Provides comprehensive coverage of all key legislation including the Public Order Act 1986, the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994, the Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 and the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005
  • Clear and practical layout gives practitioners easy access to important principles and key cases
  • Analyses the case law in both the domestic and European human rights context including Brutus v Cozens, DPP v Jones, Ezelin v France, Hubbard v Pitt, R v Howell, and Steele v UK.
  • Looks at the legal principles and constitutional background

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