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R&D: law



For Limitations Permitted, we are researching UK laws and byelaws for sections, which could easily lead to criminalisation of a casual activity.

excerpts we selected for scrutinisation: selection bylaws pdf, selection Acts pdf

examples of cases:
Police delete London tourists' photos 'to prevent terrorism', The Guardian 2009/04
Mapping CCTV in Whitehall 2008/07 
The policing of the artist. Officers are now imposing their own conformity on the culture of the street  The Guardian 2007/12
Girl arrested over Bollocks to Blair shirt Horse&Hound 2005/09

In order to get an overview of the laws, which affect the nature of public space, we read Southwark's Enforcement Policy. In this paper, the Council is listing all legislation which is taken into account, when persuing its responsibility to 'protect its people and communities'.

"# Byelaws for Southwark  [selection pdf]
"# The Enforcement Concordat 1998
"# Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000
"# Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984
"# Criminal Proceedings and Investigation Act 1996
"# Freedom of Information Act 2000
"# Human Rights Act 1998
"# Data Protection Act 1998
"# Local Government Act 2003
"# Race Relations Act 1976 as amended 2000
"# Crime and Disorder Act 1998 
"# Police Reform Act 2002 Schedule 5 
"# Health Act 2006 
"# Housing Act 2004
"# Environmental Protection Act 1990
"# Prevention of Damage by Pests Act 1949
"# Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003 
"# Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 
"# Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005
"# Highways Act 1980
"# Town and Country Planning Act 1990