Institutions, Speech

The Public Order Bill ‘Fundamentally Threatens’ UK Democracy

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Published on 15 Jun 2022

In the UK there are several Bills, some of which have recently become Acts that may threaten the right to free speech under UK and international Law. The right to free speech and the right to assemble is protected under the Article 10 of the the Human Rights Act (HRA) and under Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Freedom of speech, protects the right to express and disseminate opinions, ideas and information through any means, as well as to disagree with, and hold authorities to account. Executive Director of advocacy group Article 19, Quinn McKew has made it her mission to do just that.

In the latest instalment of our Big Questions series, she tells us all about the work that Article 19 does and outlines why we should worried about the Public Order Bill.

Read the full interview here: https://eachother.org.uk/the-public-order-bill-fundamentally-threatens-uk-democracy

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