AWPC Memorandum to Human Rights Committee
On 24 April 2008, the Human Rights Joint Committee issued a call for evidence relating to the right to protest, and in particular:
* the proportionality of legislative measures to restrict protest or peaceful assembly;
* existing powers available to the police and their use in practice; and
* reconciling competing interests of public order and protest.
AWPC's memorandum focused on: the introduction of s.128 SOCPA and the Aldermaston byelaws; the use of s.14 of the Public Order Act; and the abuse of police powers in policing protest at Aldermaston.
For the final Human Rights Joint Committee report, "Demonstrating respect for rights? A human rights approach to policing protest", March 2009, see: http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/jt/jtrights.htm