Hate Crime awareness event in City Hall


The internet has changed the way we communicate. Whilst it has many positives, it has also allowed for the spread of more hateful content to a wider audience.
Hate crime is unacceptable, both online and offline.

An event will be hosted in association with the Police Service of Northern Ireland and Belfast Policing and Community Safety Partnership to look at the rising issue of online hate crime.  Come along to find out what is a hate crime in the digital world, how online hate crime is being dealt with by criminal justice system and what support is available for victims. 

This event will see an interactive question and answer session with a panel of leading professionals such as;

PSNI ACC Mark Hamilton – National Police Chiefs Council Lead
Judge Desmond Marrinan – Head of the Independent Review of Hate Crime Legislation in NI
Chara Bakalis - Principal Lecturer in Law, Oxford Brookes University
Paul Giannasi – National Police Hate Crime Advisor

Q&A will be facilitated by Aisling Twomey – LGBT Advocacy Officer for The Rainbow Project

Join us on Thursday 27th February 2020 at 6.00pm,
The Great Hall, Belfast City Hall

Light refreshments will be served from 6.00pm

For catering purposes, it is requested that anyone attending should RSVP to Rosie Hamilton at hamiltonr@belfastcity.gov.uk or call 028 90 320202, Ext 3617, by 14th February 2020 and advise of any special dietary requirements.

Please pass this invitation on to anybody or any group you feel would benefit from attending.