Het recht om te demonstreren: Een vergelijkende studie naar de betogingsvrijheid in Nederland, Duitsland en Engeland vanuit internationaalrechtelijk perspectief

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The right to demonstrate is one of the democratic state’ major achievements. However, not surprisingly, the exercise of this right leads to tension with other rights, freedoms and interests. Especially since in recent years a considerable increase of demonstrations in number and form has taken place.
In this regard, the researcher encounters ten problems. They cover topics such as the restrictions and prohibitions relating to the content of the demonstration, the approach of demonstrations in other than the traditional forms – such as encampments – which constitute a significant burden for society, the obligation to deploy own stewards during a demonstration as well as permanent or temporary demonstration bans.
These are all problems for which no tailor-made answers exist. That is, solutions that strike the right balance between the fundamental freedom to demonstrate and the rights, freedoms and interests of others. This comparative study of the freedom to demonstrate in the Netherlands, Germany and England from an international law perspective, however, is a source of inspiration for well-founded ideas.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • University of Groningen
  • Brouwer, Jan, Supervisor
  • Schilder, A.E., Supervisor, External person
Award date15-Sept-2016
Place of Publication[Groningen]
Print ISBNs978-94-6290-275-6
Electronic ISBNs978-94-6274-605-3
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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