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Anti-protest curbs in UK policing bill ‘violate international rights standards’

MPs and peers are told proposed law would have ‘chilling effect’ on right to demonstrate

Anti-protest curbs contained in the new policing bill are disproportionate, hand subjective powers to officers and the home secretary, and violate international human rights standards, MPs and peers have been told.

Giving evidence to the joint committee of human rights on Wednesday, lawyers said that if the police, crime, sentencing and courts bill was passed as it stands, it would have a “chilling effect” on the right to protest.

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