13 October 2013

Take Back the Streets: Repression and the Criminalization of Protest Around the World

Democracy requires the capacity of publics to engage in political protest. That in turn requires some official recognition of the civil and political rights of protesters. A new report compiled by International Network of Civil Liberties Organizations (INCLO) - Take Back the Streets: Repression and the Criminalization of Protest Around the World - suggests just how precarious such recognition has become across the globe. The report is "a collaborative effort on the part of nine domestic civil liberties and human rights organizations: the American Civil Liberties Union, the Association for Civil Rights in Israel, the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, Centro de Estudios Legales y Sociales, the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights, the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union, the Kenyan Human Rights Commission, the Legal Resources Centre, and Liberty." You can find a copy (pdf) here.

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