Anti-HS2 “conscientious protector” has sentence reduced on appeal, but spectre of “persons unknown” injunctions still loom large.

For the first time, HS2 Ltd and the Secretary of State used a civil process against “persons unknown” to seek the imprisonment of a peaceful protester, Elliott Cuciurean, for contempt…

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Hearing tomorrow: HS2 face Information Rights Tribunal related to potential contamination of London’s water supply
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Hearing tomorrow: HS2 face Information Rights Tribunal related to potential contamination of London’s water supply

Tomorrow, 4th March, from 10am, HS2 Ltd and the Information Commissioner of HS2 face a remote public hearing at the First-tier Tribunal General Regulatory Chamber, brought by local resident and…

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Tree protectors demand HS2 is scrapped and money diverted to NHS, as latest eviction begins

The eviction of Poor’s Piece Wood on the edge of Steeple Claydon in Buckinghamshire MK18 2HH has begun today. Members of the National Eviction Team (NET) employed by HS2 to forcefully remove tree protectors arrived on site early this morning. Tree protectors are locked-on in treehouses and towers in the three acre ancient woodland in an act of non-violent direct action, and are determined to protect the wood for future generations.

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The price for law and order: How HS2 Limited bought the public police force

The right to peacefully protest is a cornerstone of a liberal democratic society, protected under articles 10 and 11 of the European Conventions of Human Rights. Whilst there are structures under which this right can be challenged and restricted by law, such as The Public Order Act 1986, the freedom of expression and assembly remains.

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