Film Synopsis: We follow Scotland’s self-proclaimed National Standard Bearer, Peter Dow, as he prepares for a confrontational day of protest. Peter cuts a curious figure with his pseudo military uniform and inflammatory placard declaring his political beliefs. His target this time is the Queen as

she opens the Scottish Parliament. His mission is to see her kicked out of the country. Peter’s story is very much the archetype of the ‘little man’ versus the might of the establishment. Just how will this one-man Scottish Republican army fair on the day of the protest? Will he be able to avoid arrest and get his message across to the masses, and more importantly, to the Queen?

Workshop Objectives:

To introduce participants to Article 20 of the UDHR and Article 11 of the ECHR.

To introduce participants to the importance of The Right to Assembly in a

functioning democracy.

To encourage participant-led discussion on the Right to Assembly in the UK, including where and how you should be allowed to protest.

To encourage participants to consider how economic and social conditions can affect your Right to Assembly and your influence on the political process.

To introduce participants to the debate on the role of governments in the authorisation or prohibition of public demonstrations.

The Right to Freedom

of Assembly

Directed by David Graham Scott

Article 20 of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

1. Everyone has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association.

2. No one may be compelled to belong to an association.

Article 11 of The European Convention on Human Rights

Everyone has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and to freedom of

association with others...

Film Menu:
The Right to Life 
The Right to Freedom of Assembly 
The Right to Asylum 
The Right to Freedom of Expression 
The Right to a Fair Trial 
The Right Not to be Tortured 
The Right to Liberty 
The Right to Privacy 
The Right Not to be Enslaved 
The Right to Freedom of Thought


Watch a short clip from the film

Learning Through Film:

Human Rights in Scotland