Hate Crime:Written question - 287449

(Coventry South)

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Asked on: 05 September 2019
Ministry of Justice
Hate Crime
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what progress has been made on the review of hate crime legislation in England and Wales.
Answered by: Chris Philp
Answered on: 25 September 2019

The Law Commission were invited to review the law on hate crime and to make recommendations for its reform. The review began in March 2019 and will also consider which characteristics (for example gender, age, disability) deserve enhanced protection by the criminal law and on what basis.

The Law Commission plan to issue a consultation on this matter in early 2020. Further information on the review can be found on the Law Commission webpage at: https://www.lawcom.gov.uk/project/hate-crime/

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