Migrants' Rights Network

Home Affairs Committee inquiry into hate crime and its consequences

September 2016
This is a joint submission from Migrants’ Rights Network and the UK Race and Europe Network with evidence and views for the Home Affairs Committee inquiry into hate crime and its consequences.

  • The effectiveness of current legislation and law enforcement policies for preventing and prosecuting hate crime and its associated violence
  • The barriers that prevent individuals from reporting hate crime, and measures to improve reporting rates
    The role of social media companies and other online platforms in helping to identify online sources of hate crime and to prevent online hate incidents from escalating
  • The role of the voluntary sector, community representatives, and other frontline organisations in challenging attitudes that underpin hate crime
  • Statistical trends in hate crime and how the recording, measurement and analysis of hate crime can be improved
  • The type, extent and effectiveness of the support that is available to victims and their families and how it might be improved

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