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Scotland: controversial hate crime bill passes stage two and moves to final stage

16 February 2021

Today MSPs on the Justice Committee at Holyrood passed the Scottish Government's controversial hate crime bill at Stage Two which means the legislation now moves to its final stage.

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Govt to appoint new free speech champion for higher education

15 February 2021

The UK Government is planning to appoint a ‘free speech champion’ for higher education and are also planning to change the law to protect free speech in universities.

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Plans to criminalise offensive words in private dwellings dropped by Law chiefs

10 February 2021

Controversial proposals to criminalise ‘hate speech’ in people’s private homes have been dropped by the Law Commission after a backlash.

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Hate Crime Bill: Committee approves further changes but still no dwelling defence

9 February 2021

Today MSPs on the Justice Committee made further changes to the Scottish Government's highly controversial hate crime bill.

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Major free speech concerns remain over hate crime bill

2 February 2021

MSPs on the Justice Committee at the Scottish Parliament debated amendments to the Scottish Government's controversial hate crime bill today.

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Scotland: hate crime bill set for further scrutiny from MSPs

28 January 2021

The Scottish Government's controversial hate crime bill will receive further scrutiny from MSPs, starting on Tuesday 1 February.

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