Thursday, June 27, 2013

Law Commission of England Consultation on Reform of Hate Laws

The English Law Commission is launching a consultation process on whether hate crime provisions of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 should be extended to cover disability, sexual orientation or gender identity:
"In this consultation, we analyse the case for reforming the existing offences to bring greater coherence and protection for all five groups.  We ask:
  • Do existing criminal offences provide adequate protection against the types of wrongdoing occurring against members of the protected groups?
  • Do the Courts’ existing sentencing powers provide a sufficient response in all cases?
  • Would extending the offences create uncertainty or have other unintended consequences?"
 The Commissions has released:

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