2020 Hate Crime Data Now Available!
The OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) publishes hate crime data every year on 16 November. This provides an overview of hate crimes reported by governments and hate incidents reported by civil society, international organizations and the Holy See across the OSCE's 57 participating States. Information submitted to ODIHR by civil society is essential, as it complements official data and highlights the potential under-recording of hate crimes by states.
Marking the International Day for Tolerance, ODIHR is publishing its hate crime data for 2020. The 2020 data contain information provided by participating States, civil society and international organizations. This includes official data reported by 42 states, including disaggregated official hate crime statistics for 36 countries.
The data also include information on hate incidents in 46 participating States, as reported by 136 civil society groups, UNHCR and OSCE missions. These contributions amount to 7,181 hate incidents, including 3,173 disaggregated statistical incidents and 4,008 descriptive incidents.
Incidents were collected based on submissions sent to ODIHR's email tndinfo[a]odihr.pl
The following template was downloaded and used to report the incidents: Reporting Template.
What information is needed to publish incidents?
Each incident sent to ODIHR is reviewed individually for accuracy and to ensure that it conforms to the OSCE's concept of hate crime (a criminal offence motivated by bias). As such, incidents of discrimination and hate speech are excluded from our reporting. We ask civil society groups to provide detailed information about each incident, including the location, the date and any indications that the incident was motivated by bias.
The factsheets below serve as a guidance for preparing your submission. The template (linked above) can be downloaded and the table edited to include the incidents you wish to report. This helps to ensure that your incidents are included when ODIHR publishes its 2020 Hate Crime Report on 16 November 2021.
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