Balancing Disability Protection Against Freedom of Speech: Should an Offence of Incitement to Disability Hatred Be Introduced?

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-95
Number of pages17
JournalPublic Law
Volume2015
Issue numberJan
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
Externally publishedYes

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