The Traveller Movement have released a report from their 2018 conference, looking at the impact of institutional bias and discrimination on Gypsy, Roma and Traveller (GRT) communities. The report notes that the institutional bias that exists across many aspects of public life, from governmental departments to law enforcement institutions, is what perpetuates negative stereotypes and …
‘While Brexit has always been a divisive issue, the process adopted by the government to leave the EU has made things worse.’ This is from a January 2019 report by Hope not Hate (pdf) on public attitudes around Brexit two years after the referendum. The report draws on polling data, focus groups and constituency estimates …
Home Office data from 2018 showed a noticeable increase in hate crimes recorded by the police across all monitored strands.
This is according to the February 2019 report (pdf) from the APPG on hate crime.
14 police forces are using, have previously used or are planning to use shady algorithms which ‘map’ future crime or predict who will commit or be a victim of crime, using biased police data.
This is according to the February 2019 report (pdf) from Liberty on police algorithms.
The Government has produced a January 2019 response (pdf) to the domestic abuse consultation and draft Domestic Abuse Bill.
The government has committed to introduce a Domestic Abuse Bill, which will provide a once-in-a generation opportunity to transform the response to this terrible crime.
‘The government must accept that self-regulation of social media has failed’ says the January 2019 report from Petitions Committee on online abuse and the experience of disabled people.
Tell MAMA published a November 2018 report (pdf) to understand post ‘trigger event’ hate incident patterns with a specific focus on the anomalous data following, the Westminster terror attack (22nd March 2017).
Katharine Knox, our Head of Research and Policy Impact, reports on our recent seminar on legal reform of hate crime.
In EDF’s recent seminar on hate crime, participants identified a particular need for two things in hate crime law: parity and clarity. With a 17% increase in reported hate crime last year, and given the Law Commission’s review into hate crime law starting in 2019, we gathered experts together to consider the priorities for legal reform.
‘An under-resourced justice system imposes costs on society and damages economic welfare. Short-term savings may result in long-term burdens.’ This is according to a November 2018 report (pdf) from the Bar Council on the functioning of the justice system in the age of austerity.
The End Violence Against Women Coalition have published a December 2018 survey (pdf) to better understand attitudes to rape, and people’s understanding of the law on rape.