Seeking refuge: Countering intolerance against refugees and migrants

From the archives: 2015 will be remembered for the images of people fleeing from their countries and seeking safety on European shores. The exceptional flow of people has put both the quality of reception infrastructure and the openness of societies in OSCE participating States to the test.

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Find out how to identify and report hate crimes against Muslims with this new factsheet

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

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2017 Call for Civil Society Submissions

Civil society groups can report hate incidents that happened in 2017 to ODIHR by 30 April.

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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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