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.

SELECT YEAR

Official country information

Year Hate crimes recorded by police Prosecuted Sentenced About these data
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

Civil society information

No information is available.

IGO information

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.

Key observation

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