Scottish Government consultation: Independent Review of Hate Crime Legislation

Lord Bracadale has been appointed by the Scottish Ministers to undertake an independent review of hate crime legislation in Scotland.

He is looking at the existing offences that come under the umbrella of “hate crime” to assess how well the present law works; if changes need to be made; if offences should be extended to cover other groups; and if all hate crimes should be brought into one area of legislation.

Lord Bracadale wants to reach out to as many individuals as possible who have information to give and views to share. He has prepared a short questionnaire for you to answer to help him understand what people identify as hate crime and learn about personal experiences and the impact that hate crime has had on those affected. This includes hate crime committed online.

More information on how this information is being used and confidentiality.

More information about current legislation.

Fill in the survey.