Common European hate crime grounds: Can we find them?

Common European hate crime grounds: Can we find them?

By Piotr Godzisz (INHS Advisory Board member; Advocacy Officer at Lambda Warsaw, PhD Candidate at UCL) and Jolena Flett (Advice and Advocacy Manager, Migrant Centre NI) It has been many years since international organizations started taking interest in the issue of hate crime. Yet, there is still no commonly accepted list of protected grounds –…

Post Brexit: The EU, the UK and Hate Crime

Post Brexit: The EU, the UK and Hate Crime

By Joanna Perry Joanna Perry is an independent consultant and co-chair of the advisory board of the International Network for Hate Studies While by no means perfect, on several measures the UK has been a European leader in efforts to understand and respond to hate crime. Its diverse and vibrant NGO community stands in solidarity…

Making sense of the Orlando Massacre

Making sense of the Orlando Massacre

By David Brax, post-doc at the Centre for European Research (CERGU), and the Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and the Theory of Science, University of Gothenburg Before we begin, I want to brief you on the content of this rather long post: It basically states that we don’t yet know exactly what the Orlando massacre was about….

Orlando Shootings - Acknowledging Hate Crime against LGBT community

Orlando Shootings – Acknowledging Hate Crime against LGBT community

By: Dr Loretta Trickett Dr Loretta Trickett is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology, Criminal Law and Human Rights.  She is Module Leader on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at Nottingham Law School.  Loretta’s research interests include gendered offending, victimology and hate crime.  She has published articles on masculinities, fear of crime, gang violence, sexual assaults and…

Thinking about Orlando

Thinking about Orlando

By Jennifer Schweppe and Mark Walters The attack on the LGBTQI community in Orlando this weekend is reverberating across the globe. With 50 people dead and 53 injured at the time of writing, the mass shooting represents an attack, not just on Orlando, on Florida, or on the United States, but an attack on the…

An interdisciplinary thought about hate crime

An interdisciplinary thought about hate crime

By Joanna Perry Joanna Perry is an independent consultant and co-chair of the advisory board of the International Network for Hate Studies I am currently studying for a post graduate certificate in Online and Distance Education at the Open University. One of the things that I am enjoying the most are the unexpected connections between…

Decivilising Gays and Gypsies?

Decivilising Gays and Gypsies?

by Dr. Anthony Donnelly – Drummond Senior Lecturer, Leeds Beckett University Recently (February 2016) I was invited to give a presentation for the Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender History Month celebrations at Leeds Beckett University. I decided to focus on Gypsy Traveller Roma communities, and, the LGBT communities including the little known issue of LGBT GTR…

Who is free speech really for? The American university as the modern-day battleground for political correctness and the First Amendment

Who is free speech really for? The American university as the modern-day battleground for political correctness and the First Amendment

By Phoebe Shen, Student, University of Sussex, School of Law.   “To black students and the students of color at Mizzou, we, students of color at Scripps College, move with you in solidarity. To those who would threaten their sense of safety, we are watching. ‪#‎ConcernedStudent1950 #‎InSolidarityWithMizzou” During the week of November 9th, this message cropped up…

Mapping Homophobia and Misogyny in Rap Music

Mapping Homophobia and Misogyny in Rap Music

By Cinzia Rodrigues, Student, University of Sussex, School of Law.  The decade of the 1970s witnessed the birth of a form of protest art for young men of color from disadvantaged areas in the Bronx.[1] The mixture of street dance, art, poetry, vocal and oratory dexterity, the artistry of combining different music styles, and the wealth of…

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