The Scottish Government’s report on the operation of the offences under in section 1(1) and section 6(1) of the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act 2012.

The Act placed a statutory requirement that Scottish Ministers must lay a report in the Scottish Parliament by 1 August 2015. The findings, conclusions and recommendations contained in the report are for a variety of organisations across Scotland to consider and respond.

A central objective of the Act was to tackle abusive behaviour, including sectarianism, by preventing offensive and threatening behaviour at and associated with football matches, and in doing so, aims to clarify and strengthen the law in relation to offensive singing and chanting, and prevent the communication of threatening material where it incites religious hatred or threatens serious violence.

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