Dealing with hate expression in public space in Northern Ireland
Hate expression remains prevalent in public space in Northern Ireland, causing significant harm to the communities it targets. Racist and sectarian hate expression is particularly common, but hate expression targeting the LGBT community and women also regularly appears in public space. Because of its intimidating nature, hate expression is a significant contributor to housing segregation, the tackling of which is regularly highlighted as a policy priority within NI.
CAJ’s latest report, Dealing with hate expression in public space in Northern Ireland, examines the duties and current practice of NI public bodies in relation to removing hate expression from public space. Recommendations to improve practice are included.
The in-depth, 85 page report can be downloaded here.