The Right to Protest: Under Threat from Azerbaijan to the UK

Mehriban Rahimli, a human rights defender from Azerbaijan and Peter Allen, a member of Frack Free Ryedale, will lead a discussion on the right to protest and what it means.

The law provides for the freedom of assembly and right to protest in both Azerbaijan and the UK. Authorities in Azerbaijan often respond to peaceful protests with force and imprisoning protesters. In recent months in the UK many anti-fracking protesters have been arrested. Last month a multinational energy company secured a long-term, sweeping injunction against anti-fracking protesters despite critics calling it "draconian and anti-democratic". Is our right to protest under threat?

Date: Tuesday 16 January 2018
Time: 7.30 to 9.00 pm
Venue: York Friends Meeting House, Friargate, York YO1 9RL
Entrance by donation

Organised by the University of York's Centre for Applied Human Rights and us - the York local group of Amnesty International UK.