Rights of Women report: Accessible or beyond reach?

Through their frontline work, Rights of Women have witnessed the devastating impacts that the cuts to legal aid enacted by LASPO have had on the ability of women survivors of violence and abuse to obtain safety and justice.

They have produced a February 2019 report (pdf) which analyses the accessibility of the scheme for survivors of domestic and sexual violence and abuse. 

Parity and clarity: The case for reforming hate crime law

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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.