Assesses the need for a new offence of incitement to disability hatred. Evaluates the current English law approach to protecting disabled people from hate crime. Discusses the social model of disability of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities 2006, and suggests that combating "disablism" is a better argument for the new offence than the creation of parity with other identity-based crime. Responds to the objection that it would restrict the right to freedom of expression.
|Number of pages||17|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2015|
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