WHY WE HAVE A RIGHT TO DEMONSTRATE

Date: Tuesday 26 January 2016

Time: 18.00 - 19.30

Location: 54 Doughty Street, London, WC1N 2LS

Venue: Doughty Street Chambers

Speakers: Paul Harris SC

CPD: 1.5

Fee: Free

Paul Harris SC Associate Tenant at Doughty Street Chambers, has written the first world-wide history of the right to demonstrate, “Raising Freedom’s Banner – how peaceful demonstrations have changed the world”.

In this talk based on his book, Paul will explain how the concept of a peaceful demonstration was first developed by Parliamentary Reformers in England, and then spread round the world, and how the law slowly developed to recognise demonstrations as a human right.

This talk will be of great interest for anyone studying or practising constitutional or administrative law, or interested in human rights.

Speaker: Paul Harris SC

Harris embarks on this comprehensive historical and global journey documenting the history and development of protest and the evolution of laws that have both sought to defend, to limit, and to extinguish it”. The Denning Law Journal

"A brilliant analysis of the right to protest by one of the world's leading experts. Paul Harris's book is a powerful reminder that freedom and democracy only thrive when this right is protected by law. Historically rich and full of legal ammunition, it made me want to take to the streets as well as the courts." Baroness Helena Kennedy QC  

 

To book your place please email events@doughtystreet.co.uk  or contact  a member of our events team on 020 7404 1313.

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