On 24-25 May 2023 we organised a workshop to start the conversation about anti-LGBTQ violence in the new circumstances of political turmoil. The primary aim of the workshop is to identify, share and uphold the best practices in the sphere of anti-LGBTQ+ hate crime activism, research and legislation. We invite you to contribute with your perspective to eventually come up with innovative solutions in the area of protections from hate crime and from biased violence more generally. Our workshop is intended to be built around the following four large themes of interest:
1. Record and Report Hate
What is the current situation with anti-LGBTQ+ violence?
How do we know about the current situation? Are our record tools adequate?
What are persistent obstacles to reporting incidents of violence motivated by hatred? For example, does hate crime reporting account for intersectionality?
2. Legal Response: the best legislation ideas
How well hate crime law protects LGBTQ+ people from violence in the EU?
What alternative solutions are there to combat anti-LGBTQ+ violence?
Does Irish law adequately protect the vulnerable from crime?
3. Enforcement and Practices: civil society and the law
What are the new challenges for law enforcement in the digital age?
How does a hate crime case progress from a report to a verdict?
How can political hate speech be called out?
Are there alternatives to the police response to violence?
4. Disseminate Know-Hows: how art and literature help prevent violence
What is the place of art in the hate crime discourse?
Is speaking of violence always an aestheticization of violence?
Why does knowing of hate crime matters?