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Does national legislation provide specific sanctions against public servants reported as perpetrators of racist violence/hate crime?

Key Area:
Anti-racist Crime Legislation & Implementation
28/02/2012 - 18:11
Short Answer

Yes, in so far as the legislation covers all people, however in practice this is not the case. This is evidence in the incidents involving Judges John Neilan, Harvey Kenny and Sean McBride as well as in the cases of politicians Darren Scully, Pat Rabbitte and Conor Lenihan, none of whome were reprimanded for their actions.

Qualitative Info

Information on the incidents involving all of the above (save for Darren Scully) can be read here:

Information on Darren Scully can be found here:

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, Employment - labour market, Housing, Health and social protection, Culture, Political discourse -parties - orgs, Political participation, Anti-discrimination, Anti-racism, Integration - social cohesion, Daily life
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