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Includes information about the right of people to criticise the government and express opinions on current events. Use for freedom of expression and also for the tortious actions for defamation, libel and slander, and publishing obscene material or leaking information which may put state security at risk.



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Free speech

Your rights to criticise the government and express your opinions on current events, and the limits to your rights of free speech.

4 The right of free expression

Covers Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights, defamation, copyright and allied property rights, criminal law restrictions on freedom of expression, and controls on broadcasting, films, video and cable.
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1 The right of peaceful protest

Explains the law about marches and demonstrations, picketing, leafleting, and petitions. Gives information about how to organise a protest action, supporting people arrested at protest, and covers public order offences.
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2 Organising a protest action

Practical advice covering what sort of action you should take, stewards and legal observers, advance publicity and press liaison arranging legal cover and debriefing after the protest, making contact with the police, and challenging conditions imposed by the police
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3 The Human Rights Act

The Human Rights Act 1998 is an important and wide-ranging law which could affect almost every part of our lives. Explains what the Act says and how it works.
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5 Freedom of expression

Explains what Article 10 of the Human Rights Act says about the right to free speech.
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Human Rights Act
The Human Rights Act 1998 is an important and wide-ranging law that affects many parts of our lives. This leaflet explains what the Act says and how it works. Download ...
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Last Updated: 27 Sep 16


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