UK law criminalises conduct that has the intent of stirring up racial hatred or hatred on grounds of religion or sexual orientation.
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Obscene publications are governed by the Obscene Publications Act 1959 and the Obscene Publications Act 1964.
An artistic performance or exhibition may present material or themes that cause offence to members of the public or members of different social groups.
Counter-terrorism is a complex and controversial area of the law, not least because the offences are often very widely drafted.
Child protection is a sensitive area of law and a deserved focus of public concern. The prospect of a police investigation alone will be a matter of substantial press interest, while an actual prosecution, although unlikely in the professional arts sector, would nevertheless result in grave consequences for the gallery and the artist.