- Location London, England, United Kingdom
- Date 23-10-2022
The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022 seeks to criminalise “serious annoyance”, increase police powers to restrict protests, and give the Home Secretary discretion over what types of protests are allowed. The Act also brings in conditions that makes effective protest illegal. Protest is an essential democratic right that cannot be lost.
Conway Hall welcomes civil rights barrister Owen Greenhall and Grenfell activist Karim Mussilhy as part of the Bloomsbury Festival to discuss recent protests and freedom of expression, what they have achieved and examine the effects of the act and asks what can be done.
Owen Greenhall is a specialist in all aspects of the law relating to protest and freedom of expression and has extensive experience of litigation in this area. Owen acts in both criminal trials and civil claims relating to protests, including actions against the police and possession proceedings. He has provided pre-litigation advice to several national NGOs on criminal and civil liability for direct action protests. He is co-author of The Protest Handbook (2nd ed. Bloomsbury 2020) a leading textbook in the field.
Karim Mussilhy is a bereaved family member from the survivors’ group Grenfell United. He has protested extensively, written for The Guardian and spoken of the continued struggle for justice.
This event is brought to you as part of Bloomsbury Festival 2022.
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