Cathál MacPartholán considers non-crime hate incidents (NCHIs)

The law identifies five types of hate crime – based on race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, and transgender identity. National Hate Crime Awareness Week in October 2021 highlighted these five types of hate-based crime. Shifting patterns of immigration, religion, race and social norms, have converged to enable us to embrace much more open discussion on these important issues. There are, of course, also the sentencing aspects when a crime is aggravated by hate. More recently, we have also seen the emergence of non-crime hate incidents” (NCHIs).

The Law Commission

An important contextual background of examination into hate crime was the Law Commission Consultation Paper No 213, “Hate...

Cathal MacPartholan
Lawyer and Law Lecturer
Bangor University and Holborn Chambers

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