Lord Bracadale has been appointed by the Scottish Ministers to undertake an independent review of hate crime legislation in Scotland. He is looking at the existing offences that come under the umbrella of “hate crime” so that he can form a view as to how well the present law works; whether changes need to be made; whether the offences should be extended to cover other groups; and whether all hate crimes should be brought into one area of legislation. More information can be found here on the current legislation.
Lord Bracadale wants to know what people identify as hate crime and learn more about their personal experiences and the impact that hate crime has had on those affected. This includes hate crime committed online. Your view and experiences are important and will be used to inform ways forward for vital hate crime work in Scotland.
The short survey can be found here and is open until tomorrow Friday 12th May 2017.
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