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2020 Call for Civil Society Submissions

Warsaw, Poland | 15 February 2021

Civil society groups can report hate incidents that happened in 2020 to ODIHR by 30 April 2021.

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.


Submit your incidents to ODIHR by sending an email to tndinfo[a]

You can download and use the following template to report your incidents: Reporting Template 


What information should be included when submitting 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.

When preparing your submission, please follow the guidance provided in the factsheets below. The template (linked above) can be downloaded and the table edited to include the incidents you wish to report. This will help to ensure that your incidents are included when ODIHR publishes its 2020 Hate Crime Report on 16 November 2021.  

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