Disability Hate Crime - Wadham Human Rights Forum

5th December 2019

Moser Theatre, Wadham College, 5.30pm

Disability Hate Crime was legislated for in England and Wales in 2003. Sixteen years later too many disabled people are still being denied justice. Why is this so? What can be done?

This seminar will explore the challenges in addressing Disability Hate Crime. It will interrogate the construction of disabled people as 'vulnerable' and it will identify legal policy changes that might better deliver justice for disabled people

The Warden of Wadham College, Ken Macdonald QC will be joined by Dr Seamus Taylor CBE, Maynooth University, Professor Mark Walters, Sussex University, Joanna Perry, Independent Hate Crime Consultant and Mark Brookes, Disability Activist.

Wadham Human Rights Forum is a continuing series of lectures, seminars and discussions hosted by the Wadham College Law Society and open to all.

 

Accessibility: Moser Theatre

The Moser Theatre is suitable for both ambulant disabled and wheelchair users.

It is accessible via a service lift to the basement.  It is important to note that if a visitor with a mobility disability needs access to the Theatre during the evenings or at weekends, 24 hours advance notice must be given to the Lodge (01865 277900 or internal 77900) so that assistance can be arranged for using the lift as the Porter cannot leave the Lodge unattended.  The lift is located by our Works Department and can be located via the passageway which runs between the kitchen and the New Refectory.  The Moser is equipped with a loop system.