Learn more about how ODIHR works with prosecutors to address hate crime

The OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) works closely with prosecutors to effectively counter hate crimes. This video provides an overview of ODIHR’s capacity-building programme for prosecutors.

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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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Прием отчетов от представителей гражданского общества за 2017 год

Неправительственные организации могут предоставить в БДИПЧ отчеты об инцидентах на почве ненависти за 2017 год до 30 апреля 2018 года.

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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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