Under consideration PE2097: Repeal the Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Act 2021

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to immediately repeal the Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Act 2021.

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It is my view that the legislation is in violation of the European Convention of Human Rights and Universal Declaration of Human Rights 1948, fails the compatibility criteria with the said legislation, and is not fit for purpose.

This legislation will never face scrutiny by the courts and requires immediate repeal for the good of Scotland. Its intentions may have been good but the law the Scottish Government created is foul and frankly impossible for the police to enforce.

The UK Government repealed S.225 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 exhibiting maturity and common sense when legislation is errant. The Scottish Government should do the same.

  • Created by Giovanni di Stefano
  • Considered from 14 May 2024
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