Coalition Against Hate Crime Ireland (CAHC) is a civil society coalition whose members represent groups commonly targeted in hate crimes, including Minority Ethnic Groups, religious minorities, LGBTQI communities, disabled people and people with intellectual disability, and others, as well as academics and researchers working to advance the aims and objectives of the Steering Group. Member organisations are encouraged to appoint a representative with direct lived experience.
ENAR Ireland is the coordinating organisation of the CAHC.
The purpose of Coalition Against Hate Crime Ireland (CAHC)
The purpose of the CAHC is to promote meaningful reform of the law, policy and practice as it relates to hate crime in Ireland including, but not limited to:
- hate crime legislation;
- improving data collection in the reporting and recording of hate crime and hate incidents;
- education; training and awareness raising activities;
- hate speech;
- cyber hate crime;
- supporting victims of hate crime and assuring effective implementation of the Victims Directive.
Recognising the wealth of experience, knowledge and expertise that members of the Steering Group bring, it is envisaged that the Steering Group will contribute in the following key areas:
- Providing expertise on hate crime
- Fact-checking statutory reports, statements, publications and lobbying activities;
- Facilitating consultation with key stakeholders including those who are directly affected by hate crime;
- Develop collective responses and campaigns on hate crime;
- Using networks to disseminate information on the project to achieve a coordinated and cohesive civil society response;
- Supporting member organisations and other contacts to utilise authoritative reports, statements, publications;
- Advising on follow up strategies.
Members of Coalition Against Hate Crime include:
Irish Traveller Movement (ITM)
National LGBT Federation (NXF)