Albania

Albania has reported hate crime data to ODIHR. Albania’s criminal code contains a general penalty-enhancement provision and substantive provisions. Prosecutors are responsible for hate crime data collection.

Legislation | TANDIS

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Official country information

Year Hate crimes recorded by police Prosecuted Sentenced
2015 Not available 2 Not available
2014 Not available Not available Not available
2013 Not available Not available Not available
2012 Not available Not available Not available
2011 Not available Not available Not available
2010 Not available Not available Not available
2009 Not available Not available Not available

Civil society information

No information is available.

IGO information

Reports

Racism and xenophobia
  • The OSCE Presence in Albania reported two incidents of racist threats made over the Internet.

Developments

Racism and xenophobia
  • The OSCE Presence in Albania trained 120 police officers on addressing hate crimes and worked with the Albanian State Police to include a hate crime curriculum in the basic police school training courses. The OSCE Presence also supported the appointment of a State Police Focal Point on Hate Crimes.

Holy See information

  • The Holy See reported one case of arson against a church, motivated by anti-Christian bias.

ODIHR key observations

ODIHR observes that Albania has not periodically reported to ODIHR the numbers of hate crimes recorded by police.