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Independent review of hate crime legislation in Scotland - consultation - full version

Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateAugust 31, 2017


ISBN 978 1 78851 157 5 (web only publication)
PPDAS 99606

This document is also available in pdf format (311 KB)
The respondent information form and consultation questionnaire are available in Word format (151 KB)
The document A Comparative Analysis of Hate Crime Legislation is also available in pdf format (1.3 MB)
The document Independent Review of Hate Crime Legislation: Analysis of Questionnaire Responses is also available in pdf format (583 KB)



Introductory Chapter

Chapter 1 Hate crime: definition and justification

Chapter 2 Human rights context

Chapter 3 Current Scots law: history and development

Chapter 4 Statutory aggravations: some issues

Chapter 5 Standalone offence: racially-aggravated harassment and conduct

Chapter 6 Stirring up hatred and online hate

Chapter 7 The Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act 2012, section 1

Chapter 8 Should the law be extended to other groups?

Chapter 9 Other specific issues

Annex Meetings and discussions