Conspiracy: An alarming response to protest?

THIRLAWAY, Vicky (2017). Conspiracy: An alarming response to protest? Journal of Criminal Law, 81 (6), 455-466.

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The proliferation of statutory and common law powers that can be utilised to manage and control public protest gives the police a wide range of options to in any given scenario and requires a careful balance to be struck between the maintenance of order and facilitation of convention rights. This paper discusses a novel use of the criminal law of conspiracy and considers the potential benefits of this approach and the ramifications for the protection of convention rights. It is submitted that the controversial use of the criminal law against Chinese dissidents in the UK was perhaps a result of the law of unintended consequences arising from the development of a body of law that has been piecemeal and reactive.

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Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Law Research Group
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Page Range: 455-466
Depositing User: Vicky Thirlaway
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2017 09:36
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 16:05

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