Legislating Hate in Ireland: The View from Here
These are heady days for advocates of social justice in the Republic of Ireland. The country appears to be on the brink of implementing – at last – hate crime legislation. From across the ocean, I will admit to being surprised to learn not too long ago that the Republic of Ireland was alone among European nations in its lack of such statutory provisions. For a country with such a long and bloody history of violence motivated by difference, it came as a revelation that it had not joined the queue of other nations that had developed hate crime laws in the 1990s and 2000s.
KeywordsRacial Discrimination Hate Crime Statutory Provision Hate Crime Legislation Crown Prosecution Service
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