ODIHR's impact in 2019: Supporting a diagnostic approach to hate crime data collection

This impact story examines ODIHR's work to help states establish robust hate crime data collection and monitoring systems.

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ODIHR's impact in 2019: Understanding gender, intersectionality and hate crime

The second in a series of impact stories looks at ODIHR's work to explore and enhance understanding of gender-based and multiple-bias hate crimes.

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ODIHR's impact in 2019: Building a civil society coalition against hate crime

The first in a series of impact stories highlights the value of coalition building in strengthening civil society efforts to monitor and report hate crimes.

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What is hate crime

Hate crimes are criminal acts motivated by bias or prejudice towards particular groups of people. To be considered a hate crime, the offence must meet two criteria. The first is that the act constitutes an offence under criminal law. Secondly, the act must have been motivated by bias.


This website presents information from OSCE participating States, civil society and inter-governmental organizations about hate crime. Information is categorised by the bias motivations OSCE/ODIHR has been mandated to report on by participating States.

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