Howard League criticises impact of ‘colourblind’ legal system

“Colourblind” practices are a barrier to challenging racism and discrimination in the justice system, including against young people, research published by the Howard League for Penal Reform claims. It says that “the widespread adherence” that the legal system should be “race neutral” is halting efforts by lawyers to challenge racism, especially among police officers. By encouraging lawyers to be “race neutral” the report details how they are not effectively able to highlight or tackle discrimination, even though they “are in a unique position” to do this. Read more.

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