ODIHR works closely with law-enforcement agencies to improve police responses to hate crime

Watch this new video to find out more about ODIHR's Training against Hate Crimes for Law Enforcement (TAHCLE) programme.

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Find out how hate crimes impact Christians across the OSCE region

ODIHR has just published a new factsheet on hate crimes against Christians. Find out more about it here.

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FRA and ODIHR assist law enforcement and criminal justice bodies through national workshops on hate crime recording

The EU's Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) and the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) work together to help states improve their ability to record and collect hate crime data through national workshops.

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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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