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Is there legislation against racist and hate crime?

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Anti-racist Crime Legislation & Implementation
20/02/2012 - 19:03
Short Answer

There is indeed legislation against racism and hate crime in Ireland, an example of this being the 1989 Incitement to Hatred Act. However implementation of this is ineffective as a causal relationship between action and hate speech has to be established.

Qualitative Info

the 1989 Incitement to to Hatred act is found in the Irish Statute Book, see URL below.

Groups affected/interested Migrants, Refugees, Roma & Travelers, Muslims, Ethnic minorities, Religious minorities, Linguistic minorities, Majority, Asylum seekers, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender, Persons with disability, Africans/black people, National minorities
Type (R/D) Extremism - organised Racist Violence, Anti-migrant/xenophobia, Anti-semitism, Islamophobia, Afrophobia, Arabophobia, Anti-roma/zinghanophobia, Religious intolerance, Inter-ethnic, Intra-ethnic, Nationalism, Homophobia, On grounds of disability, On grounds of other belief, Anti-roma/ romaphobia, Xenophobia
Key socio-economic / Institutional Areas Policing - law enforcement, Culture, Political discourse -parties - orgs, Anti-discrimination, Anti-racism, Integration - social cohesion, Daily life, Religion
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