Category Archives: Human Rights

Protestor Liaison – Academic Theory, Professional Practice

This is an article I wrote some time ago prior to starting to blog. I discovered it whilst researching another blog post. I hope you find it useful. ****************************************************************************** This article will look at how operational policing and academic research … Continue reading

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Sec 60, Criminal Justice and Public Order Act, 1994 (as amended)

I have intending to write some short blogs based on specific public order legislation for a while and recently drafted two different Section 60 notices for events I was providing tactical advice for; one was eventually enforced, whilst there wasn’t … Continue reading

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The Best Kept Secret in Scottish Policing

Recently an officer thanked me for an input I had provided a few years ago on a public order course, when I shared the best kept secret in Scottish policing; Section 17(1)(a)(ii) Police (Scotland) Act 1967 it shall be the … Continue reading

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Policing Protest and Human Rights

‘I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it’ Voltaire Introduction Scotland has a long history of contentious parades and protests, industrial disputes, civil rights, anti-war, loyalist/republican parades and recently the … Continue reading

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