Ukraine regularly submits information on hate crimes to ODIHR. Ukraine's hate crime laws combine general and specific penalty enhancement provisions and contain a substantive offence. Hate crime data are collected by the General Prosecutor's Office, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the State Department on Sentence Execution and the State Statistics Committee.
|Year||Hate crimes recorded by police||Prosecuted||Sentenced|
|2013||Not available||Not available||Not available|
|2011||5||Not available||Not available|
|2010||5||Not available||Not available|
|2009||2||Not available||Not available|
About 2012 Data
Police figures include crimes of incitement to hatred and/or discrimination.
The UN Human Rights Council, in its Universal Periodic Review, encouraged Ukraine to further pursue its efforts on training law enforcement to respond to hate crimes in order to ensure proper investigation.
The UN Human Rights Council, in its Universal Periodic Review, expressed concern about violence against LGBT persons in Ukraine and encouraged the government to adopt anti-discrimination laws that include sexual orientation as a protected characteristic.
ODIHR observes – in the context of the disparity between reported official and IGO/NGO information on Ukraine – that reliable data can only be collected through mechanisms that capture all cases reported to law enforcement, and that victims should be encouraged to report hate crimes.