Consultation on Scottish Hate Crime Legislation

Closed 24 Feb 2019

Opened 14 Nov 2018

Feedback updated 2 Jul 2019

We asked

Does the Scottish Hate Crime legislation need changed to ensure it is fit for 21st Century Scotland and does it afford sufficient protection for those that need it. 

We also asked if additional statutory aggravations are required.

You said

We received over one thousand responses to the consultation and around 400 people attended the consultation events. 

You commented on our proposals giving reasons for either supporting or not supporting individual prposals.

We did

We are currently considering all consultation responses as we continue to develop our consolidated hate crime legislation to be put before Holyrood during the current parliamentary period.

Results updated 27 Jun 2019

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Published responses

View submitted responses where consent has been given to publish the response.

Overview

Consulting on Lord Bracadale's recommendations as per his review of Hate Crime Legislation in Scotland.  The consultation asks questions on our approach to consolidating all Scottish Hate Crime legislation and expanding the statutory aggravations.  

During the consultation we will be running a series of public events across Scotland to allow individuals and communities to come along to share their views and inform what is included in the new hate crime legislation.

The events are free of charge but in order to book your place you must do so by clicking on the Eventbrite link below and provide details of each indivual attendee.  All tickets should then be clearly displayed upon arrival on the day of the event.

1)  Lockerbie - 04/12/2018

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2)  Inverness - 06/12/2018

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3)  Stornoway - 17/01/2019

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4)  Dundee - 22/01/2019

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5)  Galashiels - 24/01/2019

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6)  Glasgow - 29/01/2019 two events.

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7)  Edinburgh - 31/01/2019

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8)  Aberdeen - 06/02/2019

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9)  Shetland - 07/02/2019

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10)  Stirling - 12/02/2019

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Why we are consulting

To allow us to capture the public's views on our proposed changes to the Scottish Hate Crime legislation.

Download the consultation paper.

Download the easy read version.

View the BSL version.

What happens next

We will analyse the responses and consider them in the shaping of our Hate Crime Bill. We will publish our analysis of the consultation in Summer 2019.

Events

  • Lockerbie Consultation Event

    From 4 Dec 2018 at 09:45 to 4 Dec 2018 at 13:00

    To attend you must book your place on the Eventbrite website. Please click on the hyperlink listed above.

  • Inverness Consultation Event

    From 5 Dec 2018 at 11:30 to 5 Dec 2018 at 15:00

    To attend you must book your place on the Eventbrite website. Please click on the hyperlink listed above.

  • Stornoway Consultation Event

    From 17 Jan 2019 at 09:45 to 17 Jan 2019 at 13:00

    To attend you must book your place on the Eventbrite website. Please click on the hyperlink listed above.

  • Dundee Consultation Event

    From 22 Jan 2019 at 09:45 to 22 Jan 2019 at 13:00

    To attend you must book your place on the Eventbrite website. Please click on the hyperlink listed above.

  • Galashiels Consultation Event

    From 24 Jan 2019 at 09:45 to 24 Jan 2019 at 13:00

    To attend you must book your place on the Eventbrite website. Please click on the hyperlink listed above.

  • Glasgow Consultation Event

    From 29 Jan 2019 at 09:15 to 29 Jan 2019 at 12:30

    To attend you must book your place on the Eventbrite website. Please click on the hyperlink listed above

  • Glasgow Consultation Event

    From 29 Jan 2019 at 13:45 to 29 Jan 2019 at 17:00

    To attend you must book your place on the Eventbrite website. Please click on the hyperlink listed above

  • Edinburgh Consultation Event

    From 31 Jan 2019 at 09:45 to 31 Jan 2019 at 13:00

    To attend you must book your place on the Eventbrite website. Please click on the hyperlink listed above.

  • Aberdeen Consultation Event

    From 6 Feb 2019 at 11:30 to 6 Feb 2019 at 15:00

    To attend you must book your place on the Eventbrite website. Please click on the hyperlink listed above.

  • Shetland Consultation Event

    From 7 Feb 2019 at 09:45 to 7 Feb 2019 at 13:00

    To attend you must book your place on the Eventbrite website. Please click on the hyperlink listed above.

  • Stirling Consultation Event

    From 12 Feb 2019 at 09:45 to 12 Feb 2019 at 13:00

    To attend you must book your place on the Eventbrite website. Please click on the hyperlink listed above.

Interests

  • Communities and Third Sector
  • Equality, Welfare and Rights