Reports on Police Repression against Demonstrators

– Ligue des droits et libertés, « Manifestations et répressions: Points saillants du bilan sur le droit de manifester au Québec », June 2015.

– Report of the Commission spéciale d’examen des événements du printemps 2012 (aka Ménard Commission), March 2014.

– Ligue des droits et libertés, Association des juristes progressistes (AJP), and Association pour une solidarité syndicale étudiante (ASSÉ), « Repression, discrimination and the student strike: Testimonies and analysis », April 2013.


On the Right to Protest and Legal Defense in Case of Arrest

– Collective Opposed to Police Brutality (COBP) pamphlet, “Guess What? We’ve Got Rights!?”

Training manuals from the Équipe de surveillance des interventions policières.

– For an introduction to legal procedures (tickets), see (in French):édure_pénale

– For summaries of legal rulings on mass arrests in Quebec (including that of 9 February 2015 by Judge Richmond), see: [INCOMPLETE]

– We also invite you to consult, and/or contribute to, the Wiki des arrêté-e-s, for more contextualized legal info produced and enriched through a collaborative process.


On the Police Code of Ethics, Complaint Mechanisms, and other Means of Appeal

– Web site of the Quebec Government;

Collective Opposed to Police Brutality (COBP) web site (in French);

– List of all Montreal Police agents who were found guilty of having violated the Police Code of Ethics between 1990 and 2011: document prepared by the Coalition contre la répression et les abus policiers (CRAP). All decisions made after 2000 are also available on the web site of SOQUIJ.


On Non-Lethal Weapons Used by the Police to Control Protests

– Research carried out by Moïse Marcoux-Chabot;

Collectif Armes à l’oeil; consult the section « Revue de presse » for analyses and other relevant web sites on the use of non-lethal weapons;

– Web site of the Collective Opposed to Police Brutality (COBP).


On Copwatch

– Consult the web site of Collective Opposed to Police Brutality (COBP).

– Web site of the Équipe de surveillance des interventions policières (ÉSIP), also on Facebook.


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