Take Back the Streets

Repression and Criminalization of Protest Around the World


This 2013 report by the International Network of Civil Liberties Organizations (INCLO) report examines protest case studies from the United States, Israel, Canada, Argentina, Egypt, Hungary, Kenya, South Africa and the United Kingdom, reflecting on several specific topics:

  • instances of excessive use of force resulting in injury and death,
  • discriminatory treatment,
  • criminalization of social leaders, and
  • and suppression of democratic rights through law, regulation and bureaucratic processes

The publication aims to address some of the gaps in public debate about the state’s responsibility toward the protection of the right to protest and assembly.