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Hate Crime Week 2017

In National Hate Crime week 2017, we still need to realise that there is a lasting impact of DHC. Historically it is recalled that there have been a number of high profile cases of disability hate crime, such as Brent Martin, Steven Hoskin both with a learning disability, and the deaths of Fiona Pilkington and […]

EHRC hate crime report – 2016

Here is a link to the Mark A. Walters and Rupert Brown with Susann Wiedlitzka, University of Sussex, report which was published by the Equality and Human Rights Commission on 29 July 2016. The report looks at the causes and motivations of hate crime based on the five protected characteristics covered by current hate crime law: disability gender reassignment […]

Holocaust Day 27th January 2016 – A Personal view

Pete’s Story Holocaust Day, essentially commemorates the worst excesses of hatred of difference in humanity through Nazi activities. But we must remember with sorrow and shame many other incidents of genocide, and attacks based on difference and we must not respond with equal hate. In the preparation of news for this day this network was […]

Disability Hate Crime Network Survey

FROM KATHARINE QUARMBY  – DHCN Coordinator. On behalf of the co-ordinators of the Disability Hate Crime Network, I would like to invite you, if you have experienced a disability hate crime or hate incident and live in the UK, to complete this short survey. We would like to find out a bit more about the […]

The use of s146

s.146 Disability Hate Crime My name is Alicia Patterson; I’m a disability law specialist, with a particular area of interest within the legislation that surrounds the area of hate crime – in particular disability hate crime. As well as being a voluntary member of the Crown Prosecution Service’s Local Scrutiny Involvement Panel (LSIP) for Lancashire, […]

Anne Novis writes about ‘vulnerability’

Vulnerability and Disability Hate Crime   To be or not to be a vulnerable person? By Skye Watson MBE I am vulnerable. This is what the law says as I am a disabled person, a wheelchair user and a person who receives care support. Yet I do not feel I am and I do not feel […]

Bev Smith talk at Spectrum – on Disability Hate Crime

INTRO. Thank you SPECTRUM for organising today’s important event; I am pleased to be here today to add my bit on behalf of the national, award winning, Disability Hate Crime Network. Hate Crime is not always life destroying but is it certainly always soul destroying. It affects not just the victim, but also their families, […]

A Simple fact sheet on Disability Hate Crime

Disability Hate Crime Fact Sheet Disability Hate crime A hate crime is any criminal offence or hostile incident (not a full crime) that is motivated by hostility or prejudice based upon the victim’s disability or perceived disability: Reporting Disability Hate Crime. Disability Hate Crime is massively underreported as many people don’t know who to talk […]