Racial and Religious Hatred Bill
Explanatory notes to the Bill, prepared by the Home Office, are published separately
as HL Bill 15—EN.
EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS
The Baroness Scotland of Asthal has made the following statement under section
19(1)(a) of the Human Rights Act 1998:
In my view the provisions of the Racial and Religious Hatred Bill are compatible with
the Convention rights.
HL Bill 15
Hatred against persons on racial or religious grounds
Consequential amendment: powers of arrest
Short title, commencement and extent