1 Apr 2019

Ex-Race Relations Commissioner asked for hate crime register

From Morning Report, 8:22 am on 1 April 2019

A former race relations commissioner says he repeatedly asked the Government to create a central system for recording hate crimes but was told it wasn't necessary. The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination also raised concerns about the lack of records in 2007 and repeated those call in 2017, calling it a priority. Joris De Bres was the race relations commissioner from 2002 until 2013. He speaks to Guyon Espiner.