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Jennifer Schweppe presents at the EU High Level Group on combating racism, xenophobia and other forms of intolerance

Jennifer Schweppe, Senior Lecturer at the School of Law, and co–Director of UL’s Hate and Hostility Research Group (HHRG), was invited to the Fifth meeting of the EU High Level Group (HLG) on combating racism, xenophobia and other forms of intolerance to present the findings of the HHRG’s ‘Lifecycle of a Hate Crime: Comparative Report’.… Continue reading Jennifer Schweppe presents at the EU High Level Group on combating racism, xenophobia and other forms of intolerance

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UL report on the treatment of hate crime in the criminal justice system launched

Jennifer Schweppe (School of Law) and Amanda Haynes (Department of Sociology), co-directors of the Hate and Hostility Research Group, launched one of four outputs of their 2015-2017 research on the treatment of hate crime in the criminal justice system, which was funded by EU Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme. The Report, co-authored by Schweppe and… Continue reading UL report on the treatment of hate crime in the criminal justice system launched

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Launch of Critical Perspectives on Hate Crime – Contributions from the Island of Ireland

The book, Critical Perspectives on Hate Crime – Contributions from the Island of Ireland, co-edited by Jennifer Schweppe (School of Law) and Dr Amanda Haynes (Department of Sociology) of the Hate and Hostility Research Group at UL along with Seamus Taylor of Maynooth University, was launched on Wednesday 18th October by Chief Commissioner of the… Continue reading Launch of Critical Perspectives on Hate Crime – Contributions from the Island of Ireland

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HHRG workshop at Victim Services Europe Annual Conference 2017

The Victim Services Europe Conference took place at the Kilmainham Royal Hospital in Dublin on May 17-18, 2017. The conference, organized by Maria McDonald of the Victims’ Rights Alliance was hosted by the VRA in conjunction with Advocates for Victims of Homicide (AdVIC), Victims Support NI and Victim Support Europe. The event served to bring… Continue reading HHRG workshop at Victim Services Europe Annual Conference 2017

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UL researchers urge for hate crime legislation in Ireland

The Hate and Hostility Research Group, as part of the National Steering Group Against Hate Crime, presented to politicians in the Houses of the Oireachtas last week on the need for, and form of, hate crime legislation in Ireland. Dr Amanda Haynes (Dept of Sociology) and Jennifer Schweppe (School of Law) of the Hate and… Continue reading UL researchers urge for hate crime legislation in Ireland

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Profile: Dr Amanda Haynes

Dr Amanda Haynes is a senior lecturer in the Department of Sociology at the University of Limerick. Amanda’s research interests centre on the analysis of physical, discursive and classificatory violences, particularly those which are motivated by prejudice. She is a co-director of both the Hate and Hostility Research Group and the Power, Discourse and Society Research Group at the… Continue reading Profile: Dr Amanda Haynes