In IUSTITIA reported 11 cases of alleged hate crimes, most of them targeting Roma.
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Report Data - Czech Republic - 2009
The government-run and Norwegian-funded Campaign Against Racism and Hate Violence has produced several methodological guidance documents for police on identifying and responding to hate crimes and dealing with hate crime victims. As part of the campaign, the civil society group IUSTITIA has trained 257 police officers, spokespersons and municipal police officers on hate crimes.
In IUSTITIA reported incidents against anti-racist activists.
People in Need reported six cases of racist violence, four of them targeting Roma, one targeting citizens of Sri Lanka and one targeting a white person.
The first legal-counselling centre focusing specifically on hate violence was established in the Czech Republic by In IUSTITIA. This centre provides individual legal aid to victims of hate crimes, legislative analysis and training for law-enforcement personnel.
The Czech Republic reported an arson attack resulting in the serious injury of a two-year old girl, her family, and the total destruction of their home. Four persons were tried and sentenced for “racially motivated attempted murder”. Three of the perpetrators received 22-year-prison terms, and one perpetrator received a 20-year-prison sentence.
The government launched a number of programmes related to combating extremism. Most notably in the area of hate crimes, national training programmes and accompanying manuals were developed for the Criminal Police and Investigation Service, as well as police specialists and judicial officials, to improve responses to extremist crimes.