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Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Bill - Child Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessment

Child Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessment (CRWIA) for the Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Bill.

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32 page PDF

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Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Bill - Child Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessment
CRWIA Front Sheet

32 page PDF

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CRWIA Front Sheet

Policy/Measure

Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Bill
Consolidation, modernisation and extension of Scottish Hate Crime Legislation

Initiating department

The Hate Crime Bill Team in the Connected Communities Division leads on this new Bill working closely with officials in Criminal Justice and Safer Communities along with colleagues in Analytical Services, the Scottish Government Legal Directorate and the Parliamentary Counsel’s Office.

Policy aims

Hate crime has no place in Scottish society. The Scottish Government have been taking forward work to consolidate, update and extend laws on hate crime, consulting widely with key stakeholders and with the public. The Scottish Government published the analysis of that consultation on 27 June 2019[1] and will introduce the Bill to Parliament on 24 March 2020, making hate crime legislation fit for 21st-century Scotland.

Timetable

Introduction: 24 March 2020
Publication of Bill: 25 March 2020
Stage 1 debate: October 2020 (tbc)
Stage 2: December 2021 (tbc)
Stage 3: February 2021 (tbc)
Royal Assent: Spring 2021
Commencement (earliest realistic date): Autumn 2021

Authorisation

Policy Lead

Mr Brian Hirst,
Hate Crime Legislation Policy Support Officer,
Hate Crime Bill Team,
Connected Communities Division

Date 18 October 2019

Team Leader

Mr Robert Marshall,
Deputy Director
Connected Communities Division

Date 18 October 2019


Contact

Email: Connected.Communities@gov.scot