Online Misogyny – Panel Discussion and Book Launch

The Royal Scots Club in Edinburgh will play host to the launch of a new book Online Misogyny as a Hate Crime: A Challenge for Legal Regulation. The book assesses the current state of the law in this area and calls for reform of the law to ensure equality of participation online.

The evening will start with a brief presentation of the book followed by short remarks (3-5 min) by other panellists, after which there will be a wide-ranging discussion with the audience. The panel will consider the pressing issues concerning abusive behaviours online – particularly those involving a gender dimension, looking forward to the forthcoming reviews of hate crime legislation.

At the close of the panel, discussions will continue over drinks and light snacks.

Speakers include:

Dr Kim Barker (Stirling Law School)
Dr Olga Jurasz (Open University Law School)
Ruth Maguire MSP
Adam Ramsay (openDemocracy)
Dr. Micheál Ó Floinn (School of Law, University of Glasgow)

This event is free but registration is required via Eventbrite