In a year of milestones, 2021 was another record for ODIHR: 15 years since its annual hate crime report was first published.
ODIHR's impact in 2021: Lifting up indigenous voices to counter racism and promote diversity and inclusion
Indigenous communities form an integral part of societies across the OSCE region. They include groups with distinct languages and cultures, but a profound connection to the land on which they live.
Hate crimes are distinct from other types of crime, as they target victims simply for who they are.
Hate crimes seek to strike fear in the victim and community targeted in the act, sending the message that a particular group is not welcome in society.
Anti-Muslim hate crimes do more than endanger the physical security of Muslim individuals and communities: they instil fear, often pre
Data collection is the first step towards combating hate crime, as reliable information and statistics are needed to develop targeted policies and customize support for victims.
Across the OSCE, CSOs play a crucial role in monitoring and reporting hate crimes. This is especially important in states that have not introduced a nationwide system for recording hate crimes.
Hate crimes target people for who they are or are perceived to be.
What is ODIHR doing to address hate crime?
The OSCE recognizes that hate crimes affect the security of individuals, their communities and societies, and can lead to serious security challenges and even conflict. ODIHR has been tasked by participating States to serve as a collection point for information, statistics and legislation on hate crime, and to help develop effective responses to the problem.