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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-09670: John Finnie (Highlands and Islands)

Scottish Green Party

Date lodged: 14 June 2017

To ask the Scottish Government, further to its news release of 13 June 2017, Next steps on tackling hate crime, in light of its plan to adopt the International Holocaust Memorial Trust's working definition of antisemitism, whether it plans to redefine other forms of discrimination and, if so, which.

Answered by: Angela Constance 26 June 2017

As set out in our response to the recommendations of the Report by the Independent Advisory Group on Hate Crime, Prejudice and Community Cohesion, the Scottish Government will engage in dialogue around definitions and terminology, taking account of any conclusions that Lord Bracadale’s review of hate crime legislation may offer in this regard. We will continue to engage with a wide range of communities to consider how we can tackle all forms of hate crime and prejudice.