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Article originally published on NETPOL website - accessible here POLICING Big Brother Watch has written a letter (PDF) to the ...
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Article originally published on Big Brother Watch, 23 March 2020 - accessible here Parliamentarians and rights groups have today issued ...
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Article originally published on Netpol website, 19 March 2002 - accessible here PRESS STATEMENT ON THE GOVERNMENT’S NEW CORONAVIRUS BILL ...
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Freedom of association

(The Guardian) The government’s attempts to make fracking easier have received a setback after the high court ruled key aspects ...
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(CNVO) When it comes to advocacy and campaigning, it’s fair to say the last few years have sometimes seen a ...
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(NCVO) Today the government has published its long-awaited civil society strategy. With parliament in recess and right in the middle of the ...
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(ROWAN POPPLEWELL on Bond) It hasn’t been easy to convince decision makers that the Lobbying Act is a problem. The government continues to ...
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(civilsociety.co.uk) The majority of international charities surveyed have experienced difficulty accessing their bank accounts due to anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism ...
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Freedom of expression

(European Civic Forum on CIVICUS Monitor) Journalists in the UK are increasingly being targeted by pro-Brexit and far-right activist while covering ...
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(European Civic Forum on CIVICUS Monitor) On 12th February 2019, two problematic freedom of expression bills – the Counter-Terrorism and Border Security ...
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(CivilSociety) The government will look at changing the law so that organisations engaged in “public interest journalism” can register as charities ...
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(Society of Editors) New legislation granting authorities sweeping powers to seize information is a threat to freedom of expression the Society ...
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The UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism, Nuala Ní Aoláin, raised concern ...
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Freedom of assembly

Article originally published by The Network of Police Monitoring on 26 November 2020 The Conservative government is planning to introduce ...
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Extract from article published on Morning Star, 8 June 2020 - accessible here Human rights groups have accused the Metropolitan ...
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Article originally published on NETPOL website - accessible here POLICING Big Brother Watch has written a letter (PDF) to the ...
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Photo by Neil Scott (Time to Take Back Our Buses petition hand-in at Glasgow City Chambers on 29 January 2020
We interviewed Ellie Harrison, a British artist and activist based in Glasgow. Ellie sparked controversy in the UK after announcing ...
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This article written by the European Civic Forum and originally published on Civicus Monitor, 14 February 2020 - accessible here ...
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Institutional reactions

(OHCHR) GENEVA (6 February 2019) – UN human rights experts* are urging the UK not to use security and terrorism-related legislation ...
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(Council of Europe) When terrorism spreads, states are often tempted to restrict fundamental freedoms for the sake of fighting it and ...
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The UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism, Nuala Ní Aoláin, raised concern ...
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Other resources

Photo by Neil Scott (Time to Take Back Our Buses petition hand-in at Glasgow City Chambers on 29 January 2020
We interviewed Ellie Harrison, a British artist and activist based in Glasgow. Ellie sparked controversy in the UK after announcing ...
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(LIBERTY) 10 JULY 2019 Human rights and privacy groups seek firmer ruling on bulk surveillance, appealing landmark judgment Following last ...
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(The Network for Police Monitoring) Last week, the Guardian’s report on compensation paid by the Metropolitan Police for the mass arrests of anti-fascist campaigners in ...
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(European Environmental Bureau) Restrictions placed on civil society are dangerous for both our democracies and our environment. A new report by ...
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(Novara Media) On 6 February, the Stansted 15 – a group of activists who locked themselves around a plane to stop a ...
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