Learn more about ODIHR's efforts to counter hate crime in this new video

Find out about the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights's (ODIHR) efforts to counter hate crime in this new video.

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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: 2016 Hate Incidents

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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