Universities urged to hire staff to investigate sexual harassment – The Guardian

‘Universities should hire specialist staff to investigate hate crimes and sexual harassment against their students, according to a report commissioned by the higher education regulator for England.’

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The Guardian, 12th June 2019

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Children whitening skin to avoid racial hate crime, charity finds – The Guardian

Posted May 30th, 2019 in charities, children, hate crime, news, racism, statistics by tracey

‘The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) said racial abuse and bullying of children had risen by one-fifth since 2015-16 to more than 10,000 incidents recorded by police last year.’

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The Guardian, 30th May 2019

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Man jailed for painting racist graffiti on family’s Salford home – The Guardian

Posted May 17th, 2019 in hate crime, news, racism, sentencing by sally

‘A man who daubed “no blacks” on the front door of the home of a Salford man and his 10-year-old son has been jailed for 12 months.’

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The Guardian, 16th May 2019

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Tommy Robinson sued by Syrian schoolboy he accused of assault – The Guardian

‘The Syrian schoolboy who was filmed being attacked in a playground in Huddersfield is suing the far-right campaigner Tommy Robinson for accusing him of assaulting white schoolgirls.’

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The Guardian, 15th May 2019

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UK-based TV station fined for anti-Ahmadi Muslim hate speech – The Guardian

Posted April 15th, 2019 in fines, hate crime, Islam, media, news by michael

‘A UK-based TV station has been fined £75,000 by Ofcom after broadcasting hate speech about the Ahmadi community, amid growing fears that the religious group is facing persecution.’

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The Guardian, 15th April 2019

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Syrian refugee ‘attack’: 16-year-old boy given police caution over incident at Huddersfield school – The Independent

‘A boy accused of attacking a Syrian refugee at their school in Huddersfield has been given a police caution.’

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The Independent, 29th March 2019

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How Does UK Human Rights Law Protect Football Players Like Raheem Sterling And Danny Rose From Racial Abuse? – Rights Info

Posted March 27th, 2019 in disciplinary procedures, fines, hate crime, human rights, news, racism, sport by sally

‘The England football team put on a striking performance during the Euro 2020 qualifier match against Montenegro in Podgorica on Monday.’

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Rights Info, 26th March 2019

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Cricklewood Islamic Centre: Man who drove at worshippers jailed – BBC news

‘A man who deliberately drove at worshippers leaving an Islamic community centre has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 6th March 2019

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Tommy Robinson supporter and convicted rapist jailed for threatening Sajid Javid on Facebook – The Independent

‘A Tommy Robinson supporter and convicted rapist has been jailed for 28 days for posting threatening and abusive comments about home secretary Sajid Javid.’

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The Independent, 5th March 2019

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Tommy Robinson banned from Facebook and Instagram – The Guardian

‘Tommy Robinson, the far-right founder of the English Defence League, has been permanently banned from Facebook and Instagram for repeatedly breaking policies on hate speech, Facebook said.’

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The Guardian, 26th February 2019

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Disability hate crime: Katie Price backed over online abuse by MPs – BBC News

Posted January 22nd, 2019 in disability discrimination, disabled persons, hate crime, inquiries, internet, news by sally

‘Self-regulation of social media “has failed disabled people”, according to MPs who have backed a petition calling for new laws, led by model Katie Price.’

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BBC News, 22nd January 2019

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Do Hate Crime Laws Tackle Prejudice Or Are They Symbolic? – Rights Info

Posted November 2nd, 2018 in hate crime, news, prosecutions, racism, religiously aggravated offences, victims by sally

‘The government recently announced proposals to extend hate crime to cover hostility towards women, men and the elderly. But has the legal recognition of ‘hate’ actually helped to address prejudice and victim’s rights?’

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Rights Info, 1st November 2018

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Radical preacher Anjem Choudary freed from prison – The Guardian

Posted October 19th, 2018 in early release, hate crime, Islam, media, news, terrorism by sally

‘Anjem Choudary has been released from prison after serving half of the five-and-a-half-year sentence he received in 2016 for urging support for Isis and pledging allegiance to the terrorist group.’

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The Guardian, 19th October 2018

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House of Lords debates religious intolerance and prejudice in the UK – Law & Religion UK

‘On 17 October, the House of Lords debated “the challenges posed by religious intolerance and prejudice in the United Kingdom”.’

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Law & Religion UK, 18th October 2018

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Hate crime linked to religion doubled in three years – Daily Telegraph

‘Hate crime has surged across the country, new figures have revealed, with those directed at people because of their religious beliefs doubling since 2015.’

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Daily Telegraph, 16th October 2018

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Review of UK hate crime law to consider misogyny and ageism – The Guardian

Posted October 16th, 2018 in equality, hate crime, Law Commission, news by sally

‘Goths, men, women and elderly people could receive protection under hate crime laws after officials announced a wide-ranging review of current legislation.’

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The Guardian, 16th October 2018

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Disabled victims of hate crime receiving improved service from prosecutors – report – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted October 9th, 2018 in Crown Prosecution Service, disabled persons, hate crime, press releases by tracey

‘A network of prosecutors dedicated to tackling hate crime has helped the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) improve the experience of disabled victims, an inspection report has found.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 9th October 2018

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Review brings misogyny as a hate crime a step closer – The Independent

Posted September 6th, 2018 in bills, harassment, hate crime, news, pilot schemes, women by tracey

‘Campaigners have welcomed an “amazing” victory in the fight against sexist street harassment after the government announced a comprehensive review of hate crime legislation, which will consider whether to recognise misogyny as a hate crime.’

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The Independent, 6th September 2018

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MPs to decide whether to make misogyny a hate crime – The Guardian

Posted September 3rd, 2018 in bills, harassment, hate crime, news, women by sally

‘MPs will vote this week on whether to make misogyny a hate crime for the first time, as the campaign to compel police forces across the UK to recognise street harassment of women as a hate crime gathers momentum.’

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The Guardian, 2nd September 2018

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Watchdog cautions on police response to hate crime and warns of post Brexit surge in reports – The Independent

Posted July 19th, 2018 in hate crime, news, police, reports, statistics by tracey

‘Police must address failings in their response to hate crime ahead of a possible post-Brexit surge in reports, a watchdog has warned. A major review found victims have been let down after being targeted because of personal characteristics such as race, religion or sexual orientation.’

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The Independent, 19th July 2018

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