A ‘duty of candour’ must extend to the policing of protests

30 June 2021 — Netpol

Photo Credit © William Bowles

Last week’s condemnation of proposed government restrictions on protests in the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill as “oppressive and wrong” by the Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR) has somewhat overshadowed its call for greater openness and transparency over the way the police impose restrictions on protests.

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