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A chill through the back door? The privatised regulation of peaceful protest

Mead, David (2013) 'A chill through the back door? The privatised regulation of peaceful protest.' Public Law, 2013 (Jan). pp. 100-118. ISSN 0033-3565

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Abstract

Discusses how the democratic right to peaceful protest in the UK may be regulated or restricted by private companies. Examines the ways that the right may be shaped by the nature of private law itself, and highlights the corporate uses of libel laws, nuisance actions, private land law rules and statutory anti-harassment injunctions. Reflects on the consequences of the shifting distinction between public and private law, including the problem of protests being subject to civil law regulation, and considers the measures needed to fully restore the right to peaceful protest.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Administrative law; Demonstrations; Freedom of peaceful assembly; Harassment; Libel; Private companies
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities > Law, School of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2013 15:53
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2014 11:14
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/5877

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