Professor Lorna Woods, Professor of Internet Law, University of Essex, William Perrin, Trustee, Carnegie UK Trust and Maeve Walsh, Carnegie Associate
Year: 2021

This paper presents a draft model Code of Practice for Hate Crime and wider legal harms. In the development of work on the Online Safety Bill (previously Online Harms Bill) codes of practice to assess platform behaviour against Terrorism and Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse have been drafted and published. The ‘Hate Crime’ Code of Practice has not been given such status and does not, as proposed, include wider harms. Therefore, we present a draft version for consideration. This draft code has been developed with a range of civil society organisations, who speak to the lived experience of many groups that experience hate crime online. We would welcome feedback on the draft by 30th June 2021 and will take this into account as we work to revise the draft to dock fully with the draft government Bill. Please submit feedback by 30th June to: [email protected]

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