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11 Feb

Training on Combating Hate Crimes for Civil Society Representatives in Poland

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 09:00 to Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 17:00

Where: Warsaw, Poland
Organizer: ODIHR

During the interactive two-day workshop, experienced trainers will explain the phenomenon of hate crime, clarify the differences between hate crimes and other manifestations of intolerance (including discrimination and hate speech), and discuss international and national legal obligations. Participants, coming from various communities and groups across Poland, will explore the OSCE concept of hate crime and its repercussions for their own group, as well as other communities. They will share and discuss strategies to address hate crimes through monitoring, reporting and advocacy. 

27 Jan

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

When: Tuesday, January 27, 2015 (All day)

19 Jan

OSCE Personal Representatives visit to France

Monday, January 19, 2015 - 09:00 to Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 17:00

Where: France
Organizer: Personal Representatives on Tolerance and Non-Discrimination, ODIHR Tolerance and Non-Discrimination Department

Visit to France by the Chairperson-in-Office's Personal Representatives on Tolerance and Non-Discrimination.

15 Dec

OSCE/ODIHR signs agreement in Skopje to implement training programme against hate crime

When: Monday, December 15, 2014 - 11:45
Where: Skopje
Organizer: ODIHR, OSCE Mission to Skopje, Ministry of Interior

The OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia's Ministry of Interior signed an agreement on 15 December 2014 to train local law enforcement officers in recognizing, understanding and investigating hate crimes.

The memorandum of understanding to implement ODIHR’s Training Against Hate Crimes for Law Enforcement (TAHCLE) programme was signed by Mitko Cavkov, Director of the Bureau for Public Security, and ODIHR Director Michael Georg Link. The programme will be implemented in close co-operation with the OSCE Mission to Skopje.

08 Dec

OSCE Personal Representatives visit to Turkey

Monday, December 8, 2014 - 09:00 to Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 17:00

Where: Turkey

Visit to Turkey by the Chairperson-in-Office's Personal Representatives on Tolerance and Non-Discrimination.

27 Nov

TAHCLE Follow-Up Workshop

When: Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 09:00
Where: Danilovgrad, Montenegro
Organizer: ODIHR

Workshop for senior police and Ministry of the Interior officials, following the Fall 2013 training-of-trainers at the Montenegrin police academy.

20 Nov

National Points of Contact on Combating Hate Crimes Annual Meeting

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 09:00 to Friday, November 21, 2014 - 17:00

Where: Vienna, Austria
Organizer: ODIHR Tolerance and Non-Discrimination Department

This is an expert-level meeting with nominated National Points of Contact on Combating Hate Crimes from the OSCE participating States. The National Points of Contact on Combating Hate Crime are responsible for providing this information to the ODIHR. The meeting aims to further enhance co-operation between the ODIHR and the National Points of Contact.

16 Nov

International Day for Tolerance

When: Sunday, November 16, 2014 (All day)

In 1996, the UN General Assembly declated 16 November the International Day for Tolerance on 16 November, with activities directed towards both educational establishments and the wider public.

12 Nov

10th Anniversary of the OSCE’s Berlin Conference on Anti-Semitism: High-Level Commemorative Event and Civil Society Forum

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 08:00 to Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 17:00

Where: Berlin
Organizer: German Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Swiss OSCE Chairmanship and ODIHR

In 2004, high-level representatives of OSCE participating States gathered in Berlin to explore challenges related to manifestations of anti-Semitism in the OSCE region at a conference hosted by the German Government.

Ten years after the Berlin Declaration, it is time to take stock of how these commitments have been implemented and to review them in light of new challenges. To this end, a high-level commemorative event will be convened which, in addition to assessing what has been achieved, will also provide OSCE participating States with an opportunity to commit themselves to addressing today’s challenges related to anti-Semitism in line with human rights and fundamental freedoms. In line with its mandate to assist participating States in the implementation of their human dimension commitments, the ODIHR has undertaken to develop the OSCE/ODIHR Guidelines on the Protection of Human Rights Defenders.

The event will gather high-level government representatives and political leaders for facilitated conversations about challenges and good practices in countering anti-Semitism. It will also provide civil society organizations and representatives of the younger generation with an opportunity to develop and present recommendations to OSCE participating States.

29 Oct

Prosecutors and Hate Crime Training (PAHCT) in Greece

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 09:00 to Friday, October 31, 2014 - 17:00

Where: Thessaloniki, Greece
Organizer: ODIHR, National School of Judges

Two workshops for prosecutors, part of ODIHR's efforts to build the capacity of participating States’ criminal justice systems in addressing hate crime. This is the first step in the implementation of the PAHCT programme by Greek authorities