I have been appointed by the Scottish Ministers to undertake a review of hate crime legislation in Scotland. The review will take me around twelve months during which time I will seek to recognise and understand the impact that hate crime has on individuals and communities.
The review’s consultation exercise closed on 23 November 2017. I would like to express my thanks to all those who took the time to respond to the consultation. Your responses will help to inform my report and recommendations which I expect to publish in Spring 2018 along with the analysis report of the consultation paper.
Where permission to do so has been given, my team has made responses available to the public on the citizen space consultation page. Please note that in publishing this material I am not seeking to comment on or endorse particular views or issues. My team has deliberately taken a wide view when determining whether material submitted to us should be made public. In a small number of cases we have redacted sections of text, for instance if there is personal information or inappropriate language that was not necessary to understand the point being made in the response.
Thank you for your on-going interest in my review.
My team can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org