Title

Fighting hate: A study on hate crimes and proposing a law to protect the LBGT community

Date of Publication

2013

Document Type

Bachelor's Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Legal Management

Subject Categories

Civil Rights and Discrimination | Law

College

Ramon V. Del Rosario College of Business

Department/Unit

Commercial Law

Thesis Adviser

Bianca Emma M. Padilla

Defense Panel Chair

James Keith C. Heffron

Defense Panel Member

Camille Sue Mae L. Ting
Michael David B. Azucena

Abstract/Summary

Hate crimes based on sexual orientation reflect aggressive expressions of prejudice against LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) people or group simply because of what they are. Because the LGBTs have consistently been one of the most frequent targets of hate violence, heightened fear and extreme insecurity among them often result. And these bias-motivated crimes are the form of discrimination that destroy the bonds of a democratic society.

The LBGT individuals and community need not only be accepted and tolerated by the Philippine society, but should also be respected and esteemed for their diverse culture and human dignity. This means that the LGBT community has equal rights as the rest of the citizens, and yet they lack adequate protection from the present laws. Philippine legislation should therefore be updated and approve a law penalizing perpetrators of hate crimes. Also, to mandate law enforcement agencies to recognize, record, and report these bias-motivated crimes through an organized system, so as to devise a more accommodating response to the implementation of hate crimes on the basis of sexual orientation.

Abstract Format

html

Language

English

Format

Print

Accession Number

TU18611

Shelf Location

Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F, Henry Sy Sr. Hall

Physical Description

60 leaves, 28 cm.

Keywords

Sexual minorities—Legal status, laws, etc.--Philippines; Hate crimes--Philippines

Embargo Period

4-29-2021

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