hate crime

Hating on the Hate Crime Bill – does it go far enough?

3rd April 2021

Being a bigot in your own home is still being a bigot. Belief – a simple word, just like any other.   At first glance, it would seem to be merely a combination of letters that is harmless and innocent; but when given meaning, it suddenly transforms into a possession, something that is fiercely protected by ...

What does the Hate Crime bill mean for freedom of speech?

26th January 2021

Roshika Perera considers the potential implications of the proposed Hate Crime bill on our freedom of speech. Recently, Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf gave another statement to the Scottish parliament outlining changes that would be made to the Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Bill. The bill was met with outrage by swathes of the media ...