Commission response to the Lawrence murder conviction statement

Today at the at the Old Bailey, two men were convicted of the murder of the teenager Stephen Lawrence in April 1993. In response to the ruling, Chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, Trevor Phillips, said:

"Stephen Lawrence’s murder was a turning point for Britain; it changed us all. Most people today see racial prejudice as a secular sin that is not to be tolerated.

“One legacy of his tragic death was a significant change to race discrimination law. This goes way beyond how the police handle hate crimes, it gets to the very roots of how any public body considers and deals with discrimination of all kinds.”


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