Brian Haw: Minority of One



Brian Haw began a protest against the sanctions on Iraq in Parliament Square, London on June 2nd, 2001.

7 years later, he was still there.

ss 132-138 of the Serious Organized Crime and Police Act 2005 was passed on April 7th 2005

 

On July 29th 2005, the High Court ruled that Brian's campaign was exempt from ss 132-138 of SOCPA 2005

 

Haw, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department & Anor [2005] EWHC 2061 (Admin) (29 July 2005)

 

On May 8th 2006, the Court of Appeal over-turned the High Court ruling and claimed Brian was not exempt.

 

Haw, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department & Anor [2006] EWCA Civ 532 (08 May 2006)

 

On May 23rd 2006, the Metropolitan Police stole most of the display that was never returned.

 

On March 30th 2012 the British Parliament was forced to repeal ss 132-138 of SOCPA 2005 because everyone was always exempt.

 

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2011/13/section/141/enacted

 

The European Convention on Human Rights states:

Article 10 - Everyone has the right to freedom of expression.

Article 11 - Everyone has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly.

Article 17 - No Government can interfere with these Rights.


 

" In a time of universal deceit, law abiding civilians trying to restore the real democracy of the peace and harmony of the rule of law is an evolutionary act."

 

(adapted from George Orwell)