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13 Oct

Seminar on Hate Crimes against People with Disabilities in Croatia

When:
Monday, October 13, 2014 - 09:00 to Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 17:00

Where: Zagreb, Croatia
Organizer: ODIHR, European Network for Independent Living and Office of the Ombudsperson for Croatia

The seminar will offer a forum for disabled people, government officials, political representatives and law enforcement practitioners to learn about the prevalence, impact and challenges of disability hate crime in Croatia, and to identify good practices and ways forward to effectively respond to it.

01 Oct

Engaging civil society to address anti-Semitism in the OSCE region

When: Wednesday, October 1, 2014 -
08:30 to 09:30

Where: Warsaw, Sofitel, Opera Room
Organizer: The 2014 Swiss Chairmanship of the OSCE, the German Federal Foreigh Office and ODIHR

A consultative breakfast about the forthcoming high-level commemorative event marking the 10th anniversary of the OSCE’s Berlin Conference on Anti-Semitism.

Speakers:

Rabbi Andrew Baker, Personal Representative of the Chairperson-in-Office on Combating Anti-Semitism
Michael Georg Link, Director of the OSCE/ODIHR
Odile Robert, Human Dimension Officer, Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs
Susanne Lada’a, Desk Officer, OSCE Division, Federal Foreign Office, Germany
Mike Whine, Civil Society Steering Committee

30 Sep

Hate Crimes against Women of African and Muslim Descent

When: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 -
13:00 to 15:00

Where: Warsaw, Sofitel, Meeting Room 3
Organizer: ODIHR Tolerance and Non-Discrimination Department

There is a scarcity of reliable information and data on the extent of bias-motivated violence targeting women from minority communities, in particular Muslim women and women of African descent. In spring 2014, ODIHR organized two focus groups with representatives from these communities to identify types of incidents experienced by these groups and assess the impact of discrimination, bias and stereotypes on their lives. During the events, few reports on the extent of bias-motivated violence targeting women were presented. The purpose of this event is to give the opportunity to civil society organizations to present their findings and generate a discussion on how gender-sensitive responses can be created when addressing bias-motivated violence.

30 Sep

Wake up call: Sharing findings from 2013 and introducing the new Hate Crime Reporting website

When: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 -
08:15 to 09:30

Where: Warsaw, Sofitel, Opera Room
Organizer: ODIHR Tolerance and Non-Discrimination Department

This one-hour breakfast session will provide participants with the opportunity to explore ODIHR’s brand new hate crime reporting website and give comments and feedback on 2013 data. Two new ODIHR publications will also be shared: Prosecuting Hate Crimes: a practical guide and Hate Crime Data Collection and Monitoring: a practical guide.

 

22 Sep

Human Dimension Implementation Meeting

When:
Monday, September 22, 2014 - 09:00 to Friday, October 3, 2014 - 17:00

Where: Warsaw, Poland
Organizer: ODIHR

ODIHR organizes an annual meeting in Warsaw to review the implementation of a broad range of OSCE human dimension commitments, including in the areas of human rights and fundamental freedoms, elections, the promotion of tolerance, use of the death penalty, and the rights of national minorities.

The Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) lasts 10 working days and is attended by representatives of OSCE participating States, NGOs, and international organizations and institutions.

20 Aug

OSCE Missions' Hate Crime Training

When:
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 09:00 to Friday, August 22, 2014 - 17:00

Where: Warsaw, Poland
Organizer: ODIHR

Hate Crime Training for OSCE missions personnel. More details to come.

23 Jul

Training Against Hate Crimes for Law Enforcement (TAHCLE) – Training of trainers

When:
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 09:00 to Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 17:00

Where: ODIHR, Warsaw, Poland
Organizer: ODIHR

ODIHR is expanding its core group of international trainers due to the increasing demand of OSCE participating States to implement TAHCLE. With the help of the Association of European Police Colleges (AEPC), ODIHR identified 20 highly experienced trainers and police officers from 13 countries who will be provided with knowledge about hate crime, hate crime legislation and strategies for investigation and response, as well as skill for training cadets and police officers.

07 Jul

International Conference on Holocaust Education

When:
Monday, July 7, 2014 - 08:00 to Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 17:00

Where: Jerusalem
Organizer: International School for Holocaust Studies of Yad Vashem

This conference will bring together Holocaust survivors, scholars, educators and artists from four generations. Over 400 participants from 50 different countries will engage in an educational, intergenerational and multicultural dialogue on how we will preserve the legacy and grapple with the challenges of Holocaust education in the years to come.

03 Jul

Supplementary Human Dimension Meeting on promotion of freedom of expression: rights, responsibilities and OSCE commitments

When:
Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 15:00 to Friday, July 4, 2014 - 17:30

Where: Vienna
Organizer: The 2014 Swiss Chairmanship of the OSCE, OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media and ODIHR

The OSCE Chairmanship-in-Office, the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) and the Office of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media (RFOM) kindly invite all interested parties for the second 'Supplementary Human Dimension Meeting on promotion of freedom of expression: rights, responsibilities and OSCE commitments' that will take place on 3-4 July 2014, in Vienna.

02 Jul

Training Against Hate Crimes for Law Enforcement in Italy

When:
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 09:00 to Friday, July 4, 2014 - 17:00

Where: Rome
Organizer: ODIHR

TAHCLE is designed to improve police skills in recognizing, understanding and investigating hate crimes. Implementation of the programme should improve police skills in preventing and responding to hate crimes, interacting effectively with victim communities, and building public confidence and co-operation with law-enforcement agencies.