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Postby smuge » Thu Jan 07, 2016 1:30 pm

I notice a Northamptonshire Local authority is the first to ban skateboarding in a particular area of the town under the new Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO)

Would Article 11 of the HRA (Freedom of assembly and association) be a realistic challenge?
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Postby atticus » Thu Jan 07, 2016 2:17 pm


Are they proposing to stop people assembling and associating, or just skateboarding?

(You may guess that I am struggling to see how the idea of an objection on human rights grounds might work.)

EDIT - Public Spaces Protection Orders.
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Postby dls » Thu Jan 07, 2016 10:15 pm

If it is the first then presumably it has not been tested in law.

However, such rights are not absolute. A real issue would be whether the order was proportionate.

I might not want to make such an order, but I suspect it could be relatively easily justified.
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