The Law Commission's Report on its Hate Crime Consultation

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Mollyollydolly Tue 04-May-21 13:23:26

Interesting opinion piece on this in The Telegraph from Judge Wade.

Quote from article:
The range of people targeted by the Commission for responses has been too narrow. No adequate thought seems to have been given to the difficulty of reaching beyond a limited range of academics and organisations to the full variety of academic voices, organisations, commentators, and members of the general public who have no organisation to speak for them. It is indicative that the controversial campaigning organisation Stonewall seems to have been treated more like a consultant than consultee. Views which contest what are presented as orthodoxies were neither sought nor expressed. People and organisations, ignored thus far, might reasonably lack confidence in the Commission’s impartiality and receptiveness to contrary opinions.

Full article here web.archive.org/web/20210504063946/https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2021/05/04/publics-concerns-increasing-number-hate-crimes-sidelined/

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ArabellaScott Tue 04-May-21 13:42:43

Interesting, thanks for posting.

Mollyollydolly Tue 04-May-21 13:45:16

Article from Jo in Lesbian and Gay News for further context.

lesbianandgaynews.com/2021/05/stonewall-seems-to-have-been-treated-more-like-a-consultant-than-consultee-says-former-senior-old-bailey-judge-in-strong-criticism-of-law-commissions-reliance-on-transgende/

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Mollyollydolly Tue 04-May-21 13:48:59

Sorry, article by David Bridle not Jo.

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EmbarrassingAdmissions Tue 04-May-21 16:30:43

Additional discussion here: www.mumsnet.com/Talk/womens_rights/4235549-Transgender-campaigners-have-too-much-say-over-expanding-hate-crime-laws-says-top-judge

HecatesCatsInFancyHats Tue 04-May-21 16:36:35

“[The Commission’s consultation] draws unnecessarily and extensively on contentious and controversial sociological theories, with scant critical evaluation, seemingly unaware of how contentious these theories are. There is a lack of balance,” said Judge Wide.

Well said that man.

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