|Motion Title||Recognising & Tackling Hate Crime|
|Branch||Cork North West|
|Address To||Policy Committee|
Policy committee to form a policy on hate crime including hate speech and online abuse.
|Amendments to Motion|
Ireland doesn’t currently have any legislation specific to hate crimes. Although victims may report crimes and cite possible bias as a motive for their attack, the crime is not necessarily recorded as a hate crime.
We propose that the policy committee review existing legislation, community standards as set out by service providers and social media platforms. Also, review the available data on hate crimes, hate speech, biased / prejudicial behavior both on and offline.