To: Minister for Justice
Love Not Hate: Unite to legislate against hate crime
We are calling for the government to enact hate crime legislation immediately, to offer the best protection to people from affected groups in Ireland. We want to help break the silence on hate crime, encourage people to report racist and other prejudicial violations and to find effective ways to address them.
Why is this important?
Ireland, unlike most other EU countries, has no hate crime legislation.
The YES Equality campaign was an amazing show of public support for equality in Ireland. We want our government to take the next step, and protect those among us who are perceived to be different because of our skin colour, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical, intellectual, mental abilities, neurodiversity and so on. We need to send a clear message that racism and hate have no place in our communities and that our society should be inclusive of all.
Please sign this petition to the Minister for Justice Helen MacEntee, who has the power to enact legislation to protect us all. Let’s make sure he feels the strong pressure from thousands of us to protect our families, friends, neighbours and colleagues. Help us send out a strong message that we want to live in a truly inclusive Republic which values all of our minorities and the integrity of our communities. Let's make sure there is no space for hate in our country.
How it will be delivered
The petition will be delivered to Helen McEntee, the Minister for Justice.