Director of Public Prosecutions questioned

06 March 2018

The Home Affairs Committee takes oral evidence from the Director of Public Prosecutions, who as head of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), has responsibility for the prosecution of hate crimes in England and Wales.


Tuesday 6 March in the Grimond Room, Portcullis House

At 3.30 pm

  • Alison Saunders CB, Director of Public Prosecutions, Crown Prosecution Service

Purpose of the session

Issues which the session is likely to cover include:

  • Prosecution and conviction rates for hate crimes
  • Updated CPS guidance on the prosecution of hate crime
  • The adequacy and appropriateness of current hate crime legislation
  • Prosecution of online hate crime
  • Most effective approaches to tackling hate crime, including raising awareness and support for victims

Further information

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