Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Act 2021: information note

This information note provides a high level summary of the key changes that are made by the Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Act 2021.

2. Review of hate crime legislation

Lord Bracadale led an Independent Review of Hate Crime Legislation in Scotland and published a report in May 2018. The final report contained 22 recommendations.

In response to this review, the Scottish Government launched its ‘One Scotland: Hate Has No Home Here’ consultation, which ran from 14 November 2018 to 24 February 2019. It sought views on the recommendations made by Lord Bracadale including through public events across Scotland involving communities affected by hate crime, stakeholders representing equality groups and legal bodies.


Email: georgina.alford@gov.scot

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