Past cases indicate that verbal crimen injuria is not that serious. But a landmark sentence in South Africa has changed that.
It would diminsh the value of Britain's multilingualism, promote a monolingual ideology and discriminate against speakers of other languages.
As Canadians, we shouldn't blame U.S. President Donald Trump for the rise of hatred here. He may have emboldened the so-called alt-right in Canada, but it was flourishing long before his election.
There's still far too much we don't know about hate crimes in the US – and that affects how we study and enforce these crimes.
Victimisation, fear of reprisal and the need for more police support mean thousands of hate crimes against disabled people go unreported
Like the death of Heather Heyer in Charlottesville, the murder of Richard Collins III was a symptom of violent extremism that should be treated accordingly.
Sikhs, Hindus and men with beards have reported anti-Muslim hate crime.
Schools and universities have a responsibility to protect students from hate speech while also exposing them to views that disrupt their ways of thinking and ideas of the world.
FBI data show that in 2015 anti-Muslim hate crimes spiked to the highest level since 2001. A scholar finds political rhetoric correlates to both sharp increases and decreases in hate crime.
A man has been arrested after driving a van into worshippers near a mosque in north London.
The United States is seeing an uptick in far-right extremist violence. It's time to pay more attention to this scourge and its causes.
Hate crime hurts.
For many Muslim women, wearing the headscarf is an act of piety and a way of being. Forcing them to remove it can have devastating consequences.
The growing incidence of racism on social media in South Africa suggests that there are consequences. Whether there ought to be criminal sanctions remains an ongoing debate.
Incitement to hatred law in England and Wales currently protects many identities, but not disability.
Millions of women felt insulted by Donald Trump's language toward women. Others overlooked it, seeing the female candidate as flawed. Here's why this might suggest a growing health crisis for women.
Two researchers were subjected to harassment and intimidation when they adopted Islamic attire in public.
States do not record the structural violence of racism as part of crime statistics. But this invisible violence has driven some people to self-harm. It has also masked forms of suicide.
The death of Polish resident Arkadiusz Jóźwik has raised tensions in Harlow.
Prevention and education are key to tackling hate crime in Britain.