Hate crime reform hopes hit by Law Commission

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The government’s advisers on legal reform have been criticised after backing away from recommendations that would have strengthened the law on disability hate crime.

The Law Commission has discarded or watered down recommendations in two out of three areas of hate crime law that it made in a draft document last year.

The report came as new research from a leading campaigner revealed a catalogue of violent, hostile crimes against disabled people over the 12 months to May 2014.

Anne Novis compiled the list of links to reports in local and national news websites for a “shadow” report that will be submitted to the UN by the Reclaiming Our Futures Alliance, which will show how the UK government has implemented the UN disability convention. read more