Find out more about ODIHR's annual reporting on hate crimes in this new video

Every year, the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) publishes hate crime data based on information provided by states, international organizations and civil society. This new videos explains our reporting efforts in new details.

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ODIHR publishes factsheet on hate crimes against people with disabilities

A new factsheet on hate crimes against people with disabilities is now available. Find out more about it here.

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Call for Submissions: Deadline for 2016 Hate Incidents is 30 April

We are now preparing our annual hate crime data and encourage civil society to submit hate incidents

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What is hate crime

Hate crimes are criminal acts motivated by bias or prejudice towards particular groups of people. To be considered a hate crime, the offence must meet two criteria. The first is that the act constitutes an offence under criminal law. Secondly, the act must have been motivated by bias.


This website presents information from OSCE participating States, civil society and inter-governmental organizations about hate crime. Information is categorised by the bias motivations OSCE/ODIHR has been mandated to report on by participating States.

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