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Protest, Repression, and the Law: Defending Protest

Audio Recording of MALS Session Defending Protest

Provided here is the second recording of a series of free virtual public panels and training sessions around the theme Protest, Repression, and the Law that Melbourne Activist Legal Support (MALS) is running as part of Victorian Law Week 2020.

The recording is a virtual discussion on emergency and innovative legal defences for protest. In it, Professor Felicity Gerry QC (Barrister, Deakin) and Dr Nicole Rogers (Southern Cross University) discuss with MALS member Jen Keene-McCann the role for protest under a state-declared emergency and the role of emergency in activism.

This session took place Friday, 11th September 2020, and was made possible by a grant from the Victoria Law Foundation.

Melbourne Activist Legal Support (MALS)

is an independent volunteer group of lawyers, human rights advocates, law students, and para-legals. MALS trains and fields Legal Observer Teams at protest events, monitors and reports on policing at activist events, provides training and advice to activist groups on legal support structures, and develops and distributes legal resources for positive social movements. MALS works in conjunction with law firms, community legal centres, and a range of local, national and international human rights agencies. We stand up for civil & political rights.
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