Press Release: ‘Lift protest ban,’ Human Rights students tell University of London


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10th December 2013 (Human Rights Day)
Embargoed until 12:00pm

Contact:

Milja.Komulainen.12@ucl.ac.uk
Janey.Stephenson.12@ucl.ac.uk
Mark.Arnold.12@ucl.ac.uk
R.Nye.12@ucl.ac.uk

LONDON, 12:00pm – Human Rights Students from UCL (University College London) have written an open letter to the Vice-Chancellor and Chief Operating Officer of the University of London to request they take action to revoke a court order against student protests on University of London grounds.

Last week, the University of London obtained a court order that bans all “occupational protests” on areas of its campus until June 2014. Anyone who breaches the order can be charged with contempt of court.

On 10 December, which is internationally recognised as Human Rights Day, the signatories of the open letter ask that the University of London consider the impact of its decision on the democratic rights of its students (such as the rights to ‘freedom of expression’ and ‘freedom of assembly and association’ that are included in…

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