0370 270 6000

Olympic ASBO issued

23 April 2012

It is believed that an interim antisocial behaviour order (asbo) given to a protester from London is the first pre-emptive Olympic asbo to prevent protests at the Games.

Simon Moore took part in a protest against the construction of the Olympic basketball arena, is subject to a court order banning him from approaching any Olympic venue, activity or official along with other restrictions.

The order effectively criminalises tresspass, which is generally seen as a civil matter.

Whilst the Metropolitan Police have not confirmed whether any similar orders have been applied for by the force, it is thought that such powers may be seen as a useful tool in controlling protests in the run up to the Olympic Games. It remains to be seen whether the granting of such orders will be challenged on the basis that the asbos do not sufficiently balance the need to manage a nuisance against the individual’s human rights.

Related opinions

80% hours for 100% pay? That’ll do nicely

As has been widely reported this week, some 3,000 UK workers are taking part in a six month trial to assess the viability of a four-day working week without any reduction in their normal pay.

View blog

Right to Work Checks: Changes from 6 April 2022

From 6 April 2022, right to work checks on all migrant or settled prospective employees must be online and checks on British or Irish nationals will be manual (free) or digital (charged for).

View blog

Sports associations and clubs – keeping children safe from sexual abuse – Lessons learned from the Sheldon report

On 17 March 2020 a report by Clive Sheldon QC was published. He had been appointed by the FA back in December 2016 to carry out an independent review into allegations of sexual abuse by coaches and scouts working in youth football between 1970 and 2005.

View blog

Should heading the ball be banned in football?

A report by experts from the University of Glasgow looking at deaths caused by neurodegenerative disease in former professional footballers in Scotland.

View blog

Mailing list sign up

Select which mailings you would like to receive from us.

Sign up