Home > Law, policing and justice > Page 9

Law, policing and justice

The anti-democratic tendencies of many governments are reflected in restrictions on the right to protest or strike, creeping surveillance, and the rollback of civil liberties.

In our section on law, policing and justice we cover how citizens are pushing back, from campaigns against police corruption to movements for migrants’ rights, prison abolition and decriminalisation of sex work and more.

The anti-democratic tendencies of many governments are reflected in restrictions on the right to protest or strike, creeping surveillance, and the rollback of civil liberties.

In our section on law, policing and justice we cover how citizens are pushing back, from campaigns against police corruption to movements for migrants’ rights, prison abolition and decriminalisation of sex work and more.

  • Student protestors in London in 2010, with one holding a burning placard reading 'Stop fees and cuts'

    Behind a student kettle

    Tabitha Troughton reports from the December 9 fees demonstration

  • Protestors waiving placards denouncing the Iraq War and marching behind a banner. A woman and a policeman are in the foreground

    Defending the right to protest

    Shami Chakrabarti examines the implications of New Labour’s expansion of anti-terror laws, and what it means for the right to protest

For a monthly dose
of our best articles
direct to your inbox...