NICRE welcomes the Department of Justice to consult the public on the reform of current hate crime law. The Justice Minister has received a comprehensive report from Judge Desmond Marrinan who chaired the Independence Review on Hate Crime in last December. However, the Law Commission in England and Wales published their consultation paper on the Hate Crime Final Paper in September 2020 which is much more progressive than that proposed by Judge Marrinan. We will not follow the consultation document to answer those questions, instead we highlight our proposal to reform the current hate crime law.
NICRE submission to DoJ on Hate Crime 280322