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Are there legal definitions of racist incident and racist violence?

Key Area:
Anti-racist Crime Legislation & Implementation
27/02/2012 - 14:41
Short Answer

This topic in Ireland is covered by the Prohibition of Incitement of Hatred Act 1989, The Employment Equality Act, 1998, Equal Status Act, 2000 and does define racist incidents and racist violence.


Qualitative Info

Racits incidences/ violence are defined in the legislation as follows:

  • Assaults (including fatal assaults)
  • Threatening behaviour (including harassment and public insults) and
  • Damage to property motivated by racism and
  • Incitement to hatred
Groups affected/interested Migrants, Refugees, Roma & Travelers, Muslims, Ethnic minorities, Religious minorities, Linguistic minorities, Majority, Asylum seekers, 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, Anti-roma/ romaphobia, Xenophobia
Key socio-economic / Institutional Areas Policing - law enforcement, Employment - labour market, Housing, Health and social protection, Education, Political discourse -parties - orgs, Political participation, Anti-discrimination, Anti-racism, Integration - social cohesion, Daily life
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