Homelessness: High Court Challenge Against ‘Begging Fines’ Granted – Rights Info

‘Human rights campaigners have launched a landmark legal bid to determine whether homeless people are being “criminalised” by fines against begging and leaving bedding in doorways.’

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Rights Info, 8th November 2019

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High court to hear crowdfunded challenge to ‘begging fines’ – The Guardian

‘A landmark high court case will determine whether fines for begging, loitering and leaving bedding in doorways unfairly targets homeless people, after a fundraising campaign for legal costs reached its target.’

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The Guardian, 4th November 2019

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First arrest and prosecution for praying in public case collapses after bungled police investigation – Daily Telegraph

‘The country’s first arrest and prosecution for praying in public has collapsed following a bungling police investigation.’

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Daily Telegraph, 31st October 2019

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Government review of abortion clinic buffer zones ‘misrepresents impact of protestors on patients’ – The Independent

‘A government review into buffer zones outside abortion clinics underplayed and misrepresented the impact of activists on staff and patients, a number of medical bodies and charities have claimed in a renewed call for better protections for women in vulnerable situations.’

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The Independent, 8th October 2019

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The line between legitimate protest and anti-social behaviour – UK Human Rights Blog

‘Public order cases involving protests have always sparked controversy, with the collision between the state’s responsibility to ensure the smooth running of civil society and the individual citizen’s right to draw attention to what they regard as a pressing moral concern.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 30th August 2019

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Government Urged To Tackle ‘National Problem’ Of Protests Outside Abortion Clinics – Rights Info

‘Campaigners have renewed calls for the government to create “safe-zones” around abortion clinics across the country after the Court of Appeal upheld a ban on pro-life protests near a west London health centre.’

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Rights Info, 22nd August 2019

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High Court rejects challenge over refusal of legal aid for bid to quash PSPO prohibitions – Local Government Lawyer

‘ A High Court judge has rejected a judicial review challenge brought by human rights group Liberty over the refusal to grant civil legal aid for the pursuit of an application to quash prohibitions contained in a public spaces protection order (PSPO).’

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Local Government Lawyer, 18th June 2019

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Anti-abortion activists launch legal challenge against council over public spaces protection order – Local Government Lawyer

‘The London Borough of Richmond-upon-Thames faces a legal challenge from anti-abortion activists over a public spaces protection order (PSPO) it has imposed to restrain their protests.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 31st May 2019

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Court of Appeal to hear legal challenge over ‘safe zone’ around abortion clinic – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Court of Appeal has granted permission to appeal to claimants who unsuccessfully challenged Ealing Council’s decision to introduce – through a public spaces protection order – a “safe zone” outside an abortion clinic.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 14th January 2019

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Landmark judgment on PSPO Regime has Significant Repercussions for Freedom of Expression – Oxford Human Rights Hub

‘On 2 July 2018, the High Court handed down judgment in Dulgheriu v London Boroughof Ealing [2018] EWHC 1667 (Admin). The case provides crucial insight into the ever lowering threshold at which freedom of expression can be curtailed in the United Kingdom. The judgment rejected a challenge to an Ealing Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) which bans any expression concerning abortion within 100 metres of a Marie Stopes abortion clinic.

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Oxford Human Rights Hub, 20th August 2018

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Jessica van der Meer: Paws for Thought: The High Court tackles PSPOs in a Landmark Judgment – UK Constitutional Law Association

‘The end of April 2018 was a big week for local government governance. In the same week that Ealing Council enacted a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) to ban pro-life vigils from taking place outside a Marie Stopes clinic, the High Court handed down a landmark judgment dealing with PSPOs. The judgment is the first example of PSPOs being successfully challenged in the High Court.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 26th April 2018

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Dog walker and council both claim success in High Court ruling on PSPO – Local Government Lawyer

‘A resident and dog walker has partially won a High Court challenge to a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) brought in by the London Borough of Richmond. However, the council said the two provisions that were quashed by the judge were only “minor prohibitions” and the bulk of the order remained intact.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 16th April 2018

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Beggars to be issued with £100 fines by Poole council sparking outrage – The Independent

Posted March 16th, 2018 in fines, local government, news, public spaces protection orders, vagrancy by tracey

‘Beggars in the Dorset town of Poole will be issued with fines of £100, its council has said. Despite heavy criticism Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs) will be introduced from 16 April in a bid to “tackle anti-social and nuisance behaviours.” ‘

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The Independent, 16th March 2018

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Council mulls consultation on public space protection order to protect health clinic – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Cabinet at the London Borough of Ealing will next week (16 January) consider whether to authorise a consultation on a possible Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) around a Marie Stopes clinic.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 9th January 2018

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LGA issues guidance on introducing Public Space Protection Orders – Local Government Lawyer

Posted June 20th, 2017 in ASBOs, local government, news, public spaces protection orders by sally

‘The Local Government Association has issued guidance on the issues local areas should consider where they are contemplating introducing a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO).’

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Local Government Lawyer, 19th June 2017

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One in three councils targeting rough sleepers with enforcement measures: Crisis – Local Government Lawyer

‘More than one in three councils (36%) are targeting rough sleepers with enforcement measures such as Criminal Behaviour Orders (CBOs) and Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs), research by national homelessness charity Crisis has suggested.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 4th April 2017

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Street skaters may find their latest moves land them in court – but they are fighting back – The Independent

‘Campaigners claim Public Space Protection Orders are ‘criminalising young people just for being young’.’
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The Independent, 1st August 2015

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Research suggests growing use of public spaces protection orders – Local Government Lawyer

‘Councils have enacted a range of public spaces protection orders (PSPOs) since the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014 came into force last October, research by a campaign group has suggested.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 31st March 2015

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