Category: Crime and Justice

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Parity and clarity: The case for reforming hate crime law

Katharine Knox, our Head of Research and Policy Impact, reports on our recent seminar on legal reform of hate crime.

In EDF’s recent seminar on hate crime, participants identified a particular need for two things in hate crime law: parity and clarity. With a 17% increase in reported hate crime last year, and given the Law Commission’s review into hate crime law starting in 2019, we gathered experts together to consider the priorities for legal reform.

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European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights report: Being Black in the EU

‘In the 21st century, there is no excuse for racial discrimination. Yet black people in the EU today are still victims of widespread and unacceptable levels of discrimination and harassment simply because of their skin colour’. 

This is according to the November 2018 report (pdf) from the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), which examines the experiences of nearly 6,000 black people in 12 European Union Member States.

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Civil Society Futures: The Story of Our Times

The Inquiry into the Future of Civil Society (Civil Society Futures)  have launched their final report in November 2018 (pdf).  Chaired by Julia Unwin, the inquiry seeks to give the sector the tools it needs to address and find solutions to challenges facing society. 

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Home Affairs Committee report: Domestic Abuse Bill

There is a desperate lack of refuge spaces for victims of domestic abuse  -refuge provision should be a statutory obligation, backed by national ring fenced funding.

This is from the October 2018 report from the Home Affairs Committee on the forthcoming Government Bill on Domestic Abuse.

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