disability hate crime

Improving access to justice for people who are D/deaf and hard of hearing

Improving access to justice for people who are D/deaf and hard of hearing

Author’s Bio: Chloe Petmezas-Walker is a Criminology graduate from the University of Leicester and winner of Scarman prize for best dissertation 2018. I was a member of the Kaos Organisation (a theatre company and signing choir for D/deaf and hearing children), from the age of four to eighteen and therefore I have grown up with…

‘Conference Proceedings Conference on Hate Crimes in South East Europe’: A Review

‘Conference Proceedings Conference on Hate Crimes in South East Europe’: A Review

By: Joanna Perry As Bogdanić and Rakić point out in this volume, hate crimes have been with us ‘since the distant past’. Indeed, people acting on their racism, homophobia, disablism, and religious intolerance in harmful and discriminatory ways across the world is hardly new. However, as the contributions to this book illustrate, understanding and addressing…

Of Hate Hierarchies and Other Animals (Act 2)

Of Hate Hierarchies and Other Animals (Act 2)

By Dr Natalie Alkiviadou,(PhD, LLM, LLB), lecturer in European Law and Human Rights at the University of Central Lancashire Cyprus and Director of AEQUITAS, an NGO working on human rights education. A couple of months ago, I wrote a blog post on how international and European law, which is relevant to challenging hate speech, is marred…

Your Problem is My Problem: Disability Hate Crime by Proxy -the Effect on Carers and Voluntary Support Workers

Your Problem is My Problem: Disability Hate Crime by Proxy -the Effect on Carers and Voluntary Support Workers

By David Wilkin: Postgraduate Researcher at the University of Leicester You do need to be disabled to be a victim of a disability hate crime – don’t you? Working as a volunteer Job Advisor can provide high levels of job satisfaction alongside stress, disappointment, and utter frustration. This role involves meeting with and trying to help…

How much do we really know about disability hate crime?

How much do we really know about disability hate crime?

  This is a guest-post by Paul Dodenhoff. Paul is a former PhD student researching the motivation behind disability hate. He is a campaigner on a range of equality issues, as well as being a part-time writer/blogger for Disabled-World – writing about disability hate crime, discrimination and welfare reform. Firstly, disability hate crime is a unique…

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 –…

Stirring up hatred against disabled and trans people: does hate crime legislation go far enough?

Stirring up hatred against disabled and trans people: does hate crime legislation go far enough?

By Beatrice Webster edited by Mark Walters, University of Sussex Hate crime continues to be a pervasive form of abuse that affects hundreds of thousands of victims every year. For some time now, both racially and religiously motivated crimes have caught the attention of the media and, in turn, the various government agencies tasked with tackling crime….

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