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Hate Crime on the Two Islands

Hate Crime Legslation: Law Reform on the Two Islands

Across the four jurisdictions on our two islands (England and Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Ireland), a law reform process is underway in relation to hate crime legislation. These are taking very different forms, with England and Wales seeking to reform legislation which is now over twenty years old, and Ireland considering the introduction of such legislation for the first time.

As part of the law reform process, the ECSH in association with Prof Mark Walters and Sussex Law School is proposing to hold a one day seminar which seeks to discuss and analyse some as yet unexplored, or underexplored themes, across these law reform processes. Those who will be invited to present will include leading academic experts in the field across the two islands, as well as those responsible for steering the law reform projects in all four jurisdictions. This event was due to take place on April 28th, but was unfortunately cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions.

The event will now take place using an online conferencing application. It is by invitation only, but if you are part of a law reform project and would like to join the meeting, please contact Dr Jennifer Schweppe at jennifer.schweppe@ul.ie. Participants will be asked to share their presentations following the event, and a special edition of a journal is also planned.