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Working with civil society to counter hate crime

Warsaw, Poland | 12 Mar 2015

Civil society plays a vital role in addressing hate crimes, as these groups and organizations are often the first point of contact for victims, who may be reluctant to turn to local authorities. We work closely with civil society to help strengthen knowledge of the issues surrounding hate crime, ensuring that victims can be helped in the most effective way.

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Consult our 2013 hate crime data

Warsaw, Poland | 14 Nov 2014

Our hate crime data for 2013 is available. Thirty-six participating States submitted information, along with 109 NGOs covering incidents in 45 countries. Find out more about it here.

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Co-operating to challenge anti-Semitic hate crime

| 10 Nov 2014

Shocking in its many forms, from crude cartoons to murder, anti-Semitism is far from being a problem of the past. Governments and civil society must co-operate to effectively oppose this contemporary challenge.

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Piecing together hate crime cases: ODIHR’s programme to assist prosecutors

| 17 Oct 2014

Prosecutors need awareness, knowledge and skills to convince courts that certain crimes are motivated by prejudice and bias. Since they play a central role in identifying and countering hate crimes, they must have access to the right tools to accomplish this task.

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Using data to shed light: The importance of recording and reporting hate crimes

| 29 Sep 2014

A Roma child is sprayed with acid in the streets of Naples. A kosher grocery store is ransacked on the margins of a protest. An African student is attacked in a Łódź club. Taken separately, these events can be seen as random attacks. Linking these disparate crimes together paints a wider portrait.

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