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PEACEFUL ASSEMBLY ACT 1992 - SECT 2

Objects

2 Objects

(1) The objects of this Act are—
(a) to recognise the right of peaceful assembly; and
(b) to ensure, so far as it is appropriate to do so, that persons may exercise the right to participate in public assemblies; and
(c) to ensure that the exercise of the right to participate in public assemblies is subject only to such restrictions as are necessary and reasonable in a democratic society in the interests of—
(i) public safety; or
(ii) public order; or
(iii) the protection of the rights and freedoms of other persons; and
(d) to ensure that the right of persons to participate in public assemblies may be exercised without payment of a fee, charge or other amount for a licence, permit or other authorisation.
(2) In subsection (1) (c) (iii) , a reference to the rights of persons includes a reference to—
(a) the rights of members of the public to enjoy the natural environment; and
(b) the rights of persons to carry on business.



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