Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Policing and protest in an age of austerity

5 May 2011
Henry Thomas Room, LondonMet, 166-220 Holloway Road, London N7 8DB (nearest tube station -Holloway Road)

The Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police has spoken of a new era of civil unrest sparked by protests against education cuts and university fee increases. How might civil and political rights be challenged if austerity produces significant social or industrial unrest? What will be the role of the police in facilitating peaceful protest in such a climate?

Introduced by: Prof Malcolm Gillies, Vice Chancellor, London Met
Chair: Prof. Philip Leach, Director, HRSJ Research Institute
5:15: Registration
6 - 8pm
Sir Hugh Orde, President, Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO)
Jane Gordon, Human Rights advisor to ACPO and Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary
Tim Parsons, Senior Lecturer in Policing and Criminology, John Grieve Centre, London Metropolitan University
Roger Smith, Director, JUSTICE
Phil McLeish, Climate Camp legal support

8 - 9pm: Networking & wine reception

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