Wildy logo
(020) 7242 5778

Wildy’s Book News

Book News cover photo

Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

Book of the Month

Cover of Goode on Commercial Law

Goode on Commercial Law

Edited by: Ewan McKendrick
Price: £170.00

Pupillage & Student Offers

Special Discounts for Pupils, Newly Called & Students

Read More ...

Secondhand & Out of Print

Browse Secondhand Online


The Right to Freedom of Assembly: A Comparative Study (eBook)

Image not available ebook lge

ISBN13: 9781782259862
Published: May 2015
Publisher: Hart Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: eBook (ePub)
Price: £54.16 + £10.83 VAT
The amount of VAT charged may change depending on your location of use.

The sale of some eBooks are restricted to certain countries. To alert you to such restrictions, please select the country of the billing address of your credit or debit card you wish to use for payment.

Billing Country:

Sale allowed in
Afghanistan , Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Andorra, Angola, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde (Cabo Verde), Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, The Democratic Republic Of The, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Curaçao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Falkland Islands (Malvinas), Faroe Islands, Fiji, Finland, France, French Guiana, French Polynesia, French Southern Territories, Gabon , Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guam, Guatemala, Guernsey, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Heard Island and Mcdonald Islands, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Islamic Republic Of, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast (Côte d'Ivoire), Jamaica, Japan, Jersey, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Korea, Democratic Peoples Republic Of, Korea, Republic Of, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao Peoples Democratic Republic , Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao, Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic Of, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Martinique, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mexico, Micronesia, Federated States Of, Moldova, Republic Of, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, Norfolk Island, Northern Mariana Islands, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Palestine, State of, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Pitcairn, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Saint Barthélemy, Saint Helena , Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin (French part), Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Sint Maarten (Dutch part), Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, United Republic Of, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tokelau, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Virgin Islands (British), Virgin Islands (U.S.), Wallis and Futuna, Western Sahara, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Due to publisher restrictions, international orders for ebooks may need to be confirmed by our staff during shop opening hours. Our trading hours are Monday to Friday, 8.45am to 6.00pm, London, UK time.

Once the order is confirmed an automated e-mail will be sent to you to allow you to download the eBook.

All eBooks are supplied firm sale and cannot be returned. If you believe there is a fault with your eBook then contact us on ebooks@wildy.com and we will help in resolving the issue. This does not affect your statutory rights.

This eBook is available in the following formats: ePub.

In stock.
Need help with ebook formats?

Also available as

Assembly is natural to people, and it reflects and shapes cultural values. People do it for many reasons: noble or base, dangerous or innocent, social or political, strategic or communicative. But despite the general significance of assembly, the right to freedom of assembly was often subjugated to the right to freedom of expression, both in courts and in legal scholarship.

This comparative study of freedom of assembly examines five influential jurisdictions in Western human rights jurisprudence, and reveals similarities and inconsistencies between them. It also exposes their shortcomings, such as the US’s narrowly focused content neutrality and public forum, the UK’s blanket bans based on intangible and distant harm, Germany’s preventative restrictions and viewpoint discrimination and France’s uncertain status and opaque judicial reasoning. Such divergence among European States hinders the development of a consistent assembly doctrine by the European Court of Human Rights. The book argues that it is time for jurisprudence to recognise values specific to freedom of assembly and move away from a narrow focus on expression.

Image not available ebook lge
Human Rights and Civil Liberties, eBooks
I. The Challenge of Freedom of Assembly
II. A Concept of Assembly
III. Structure

Chapter 1: Origins, Forms and Values
I. Historical Origins of the Right to Freedom of Assembly
II. Meeting, Marching or Speaking: Forms of Assembly
III. Fundamental Right, or 'Mere' Common Law Liberty
IV. The Value of Freedom of Assembly: Contemporary Judicial Rationales

Chapter 2: Prior Restraints, Exemptions and Bargain
I. Prior Restraint in General
II. Advance Notice or Permit
III. Prior Ban and Conditions IV. Exemptions, Derogations from the Notification Requirement

Chapter 3: From Violence to Public Disorder to Crime Prevention
I. The Peacefulness Requirement: A Determinant of Scope or a Limit
II. The Would-be Disorderly: Judicial Doctrines of Risk-assessment

Chapter 4: From Coercion to Direct Action to Disruption
I. Notigung in Germany
II. United Kingdom: Disruption, Obstruction and Many More
III. United States: Inconsistency Masked by Content-neutrality
IV. France: Pressure Inherent in Strike
V. European Court of Human Rights: No Violation

Chapter 5: Dignity as Peace, Truth and Love
I. Germany: Dignity and its Substitute 'Public Peace'
II. France: Dignity as Public Order and Officially Declared Truth
III. United States: Dignity as Non-Argument
IV. United Kingdom: Dignity Under Different Names
V. European Court of Human Rights: Hate Speech Chaos

Chapter 6: Restrictions on the Time
I. Special Days of the Year: The Notion of Public Order in Germany
II. Duration, Time Limit, Frequency

Chapter 7: Restrictions on the Manner
I. Banned and Protected Symbols: Whose Identity?
II. Uniforms and Masks: Whose Fear?
III. One Man's Noise is Another's Music
IV. Modes and Means of Protest as Aesthetic Harm

Chapter 8: Restrictions on the Place
I. Private Public Places
II. Governmental Buildings: Managerial or Authoritarian Protection?
III. Memorial Sites: Identity Fight over Collective Memory
IV. Designated Zones: Speech Pens, Protest Cages

I. Specific Comparative Findings
II. General Evaluation and Suggestions

Series: Hart Studies in Comparative Public Law

Human Rights and Judicial Review in Australia and Canada: The Newest Despotism? ISBN 9781509907861
To be published March 2017
Hart Publishing
Constitutional Courts, Gay Rights and Sexual Orientation Equality ISBN 9781782256427
To be published February 2017
Hart Publishing
£62.49 + £12.50 VAT
£49.99 + £10.00 VAT
Administrative Law and Judicial Deference ISBN 9781849462778
Published January 2016
Hart Publishing
Administrative Law and Judicial Deference (eBook) ISBN 9781782253365
Published January 2016
Hart Publishing
£49.99 + £10.00 VAT
Entick v Carrington: 250 Years of the Rule of Law ISBN 9781849465588
Published September 2015
Hart Publishing
Entick v Carrington: 250 Years of the Rule of Law (eBook) ISBN 9781509901944
Published September 2015
Hart Publishing
£45.82 + £9.17 VAT
£45.82 + £9.17 VAT
The Scope and Intensity of Substantive Review: Traversing Taggart's Rainbow ISBN 9781849464680
Published June 2015
Hart Publishing
The Right to Freedom of Assembly: A Comparative Study ISBN 9781849467216
Published May 2015
Hart Publishing
Human Rights Acts: The Mechanisms Compared ISBN 9781849460965
Published January 2015
Hart Publishing
Constitutionalising Secession ISBN 9781849464376
Published February 2014
Hart Publishing
Constitutionalising Secession (eBook) ISBN 9781782253310
Published February 2014
Hart Publishing
£54.16 + £10.83 VAT
Israeli Constitutional Law in the Making (eBook) ISBN 9781782251859
Published October 2013
Hart Publishing
£70.82 + £14.17 VAT
Israeli Constitutional Law in the Making ISBN 9781849464093
Published October 2013
Hart Publishing