Harsher sentences for murderers of transgender and disabled people: a step in the right direction but greater reform is needed – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted December 13th, 2011 in disabled persons, murder, news, sentencing by sally

“On hearing of the Ministry of Justice’s plan to raise the starting point for the minimum term in murder cases where victims are transgender or disabled, you would be forgiven for expressing surprise that there was an existing disparity. We pride ourselves on being alive to equality and here is a glaring and shameful example of imbalance to the detriment of a vulnerable minority.”

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 13th December 2011

Source: www.halsburyslawexchange.co.uk