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Gender could become characteristic protected by hate crime laws

Misogyny could become an offence under reformed laws on hate crime, the Law Commission has said.

Gender could become characteristic protected by hate crime laws

Date - 23rd September 2020
By - Chloe Livadeas
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A consultation by the Law Commission is looking at whether those who physically or verbally abuse women due to their gender should face tougher sentences. The groups and characteristics currently protected by law in England and Wales are race,...
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