Disability Hate Crime

Dr Seamus Taylor CBE - Lecturer in Social Policy, Maynooth University, Professor Mark Walters - Professor of Criminal Law and Criminology, Sussex University, Joanna Perry - Independent Hate Crime Consult
Event date
Event time
17:30 - 18:30
Wadham College
Parks Road
Venue details

The Moser Theatre

Event type
Student Gateway
Event cost
Disabled access?
Booking required

Disability Hate Crime was legislated for in England and Wales in 2003. Sixteen years later too many disabled people are still being denied justice. Why is this so? What can be done?

This seminar will explore the challenges in addressing Disability Hate Crime. It will interrogate the construction of disabled people as 'vulnerable' and it will identify legal policy changes that might better deliver justice for disabled people

The Warden of Wadham College, Ken Macdonald QC will be joined by Dr Seamus Taylor CBE, Maynooth University, Professor Mark Walters, Sussex University, Joanna Perry, Independent Hate Crime Consultant and Mark Brookes, Disability Activist.

Wadham Human Rights Forum is a continuing series of lectures, seminars and discussions hosted by the Wadham College Law Society and open to all.