Framework Convention on National Minorities Third Report (FCNM)
FCNM Assesment of Ireland's system for recording and prosecuting racist crime


The material below is an excerpt from the Council of Europe Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities - Third Opinion on Ireland.


"Combating racism and discrimination

18. An efficient system for registering and prosecuting racist criminal offences has been established in Ireland, and the Prohibition of Incitement to Hatred Act 1989, Criminal Justice (Public Order) Act 1994, the Non-Fatal Offences against the Person Act 1997 and the Criminal Damage Act 1991 offer adequate possibilities for redress by the courts. It has to be noted, however, that the authorities have decided against introducing racism as an aggravating circumstance into the criminal legislation."

You can find the link to the FCNM Third Opinion here -

http://www.coe.int/t/dghl/monitoring/minorities/3_FCNMdocs/PDF_3rd_OP_Ireland_en.pdf





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