Leicester Criminologist presents evidence to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on British Muslims

Neil Chakraborti, Professor of Criminology and Director of the Leicester Centre for Hate Studies, has been asked to provide expert evidence to an All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on British Muslims.

The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on British Muslims was established in July 2017 to examine a broad range of issues that British Muslims care about, and are affected by. Its main aims are to inform Parliamentarians, policy makers and wider society by highlighting the aspirations and challenges of British Muslims; celebrating the contributions of Muslim communities to Britain; and investigating prejudice, discrimination and hatred against Muslims in the UK.

Professor Chakraborti will be in Parliament on 27 June to respond to questions from APPG members and to present evidence drawn from the body of research undertaken by the Centre for Hate Studies. This oral evidence, and the written evidence already submitted by the Centre for Hate Studies, will inform the way in which Islamophobia is defined and understood within Government as part of wider strategies to challenge hatred experienced by British Muslims.

APPGs are composed of Members of both the House of Commons and the House of Lords.