Research Project

Human Rights implications of policing protest in the UK

This project is in partnership with Amnesty International. 

Policing protest will examine the human rights implications of policing the right to freedom of assembly and the right to protest in the UK. It will provide analysis of the legal human rights framework within which policing must take place to assess the extent to which the UK police policy and practice is fit for purpose. The project will also look at the challenges posed by rapid advances in technology, especially in the field of monitoring and surveillance which offer increasingly powerful policing tools deployed against protesters, and whether there are appropriate safeguards in place to prevent the misuse of these tools.

This exciting research project is open to postgraduate human rights students as part of the Human Rights Centre Clinic Module (HU902). If you have any questions, please contact us on

The Partner

Amnesty International UK is the national section of a global movement of over seven million people who campaign for every person to enjoy all rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards. Amnesty has more than 670,000 supporters in the UK. Amnesty International is independent of any government, political ideology, economic interest or religion.


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