The Czech Republic regularly reports hate crime data to ODIHR. The Czech Republic's hate crime laws consist of a combination of general and specific penalty-enhancement provisions and substantive offences. The data reported to ODIHR combine hate crime and hate speech. Hate crime data are collected by the Informatics and Analytical Centre of the Criminal Police and the Investigation Service of the Police Presidium, the Analytical and Legislative Department of the Supreme Public Prosecutor's Office and the Informatics Department of the Ministry of Justice. Hate crime data are published annually by the government in a Report on extremism.
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About 2012 Data
Figures represent total number of criminal offences with an extremist context, including hate speech offences.
The UN Human Rights Council, in its Universal Periodic Review, encouraged the Czech Republic to ensure hate crimes are adequately investigated and prosecuted and that judges, prosecutors and police officers are effectively trained to prosecute hate crimes.
During his country visit, the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe recommended that the Czech Republic continue developing its training on hate crime for all those involved in the criminal justice system. He noted that bias-motivated violence against Roma continues and that the authorities are making efforts to monitor extreme right-wing group activities and improving relationships with Roma communities, while also encouraging effective investigation and prosecution of hate crimes against Roma. He also encouraged authorities to extend the protection of hate crime provisions to ensure that bias motivation based on disability is included as an aggravating circumstance for sentencing.
In his report on the Czech Republic, the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe urged the authorities to effectively investigate hate speech and hate crimes against Roma and other minorities.
ODIHR observes that the Czech Republic has not reported on hate crimes separately from cases of hate speech.