Portugal regularly reports information on hate crimes to ODIHR. Portugal's hate crime laws consist of a combination of substantive offences and specific penalty enhancements. The Ministry of Justice and the Prosecutor's Office collect data on hate crime.
"Gender identity" was introduced as an aggravating circumstance for murder in Portugal's penal code.
Incidents reported by civil society, international organizations and the Holy See
ILGA-Europe and ILGA Portugal reported eight physical assaults, including four in which gay men were attacked by groups; one case of vandalism; and one incident in which homophobic graffiti was painted on the house of LGBT activists.read more ›
No information is available.
ODIHR observes that Portugal has not reported reliable statistics on hate crimes this year.