To coincide with a two day workshop hosted by the UN Special Rappoteur, Maina Kiai in Kenya on litigating people’s rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and association between 16-17 October, DtRTP has produced a Draft Briefing collating evidence and testimonies on continuing threats to protest in Britain.
A previous visit by Maina Kiai to the UK in 2013 resulted in a report which was extremely critical in relation to the use of undercover police and intelligence gathering; the categorisation of protesters as “domestic extremists”; the “chilling effect” of kettles; blacklisting and laws banning secondary picketing.
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We hope the briefing will encourage people to submit their own reports and experiences to form the basis of a more detailed report in the new year – for more info / to get involved email firstname.lastname@example.org