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Piecing together hate crime cases: ODIHR’s programme to assist prosecutors

| 17 Oct 2014

Prosecutors need awareness, knowledge and skills to convince courts that certain crimes are motivated by prejudice and bias. Since they play a central role in identifying and countering hate crimes, they must have access to the right tools to accomplish this task.

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Using data to shed light: The importance of recording and reporting hate crimes

| 29 Sep 2014

A Roma child is sprayed with acid in the streets of Naples. A kosher grocery store is ransacked on the margins of a protest. An African student is attacked in a Łódź club. Taken separately, these events can be seen as random attacks. Linking these disparate crimes together paints a wider portrait.

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Two to tango – police and hate crime campaigners dancing in step

| 01 Aug 2014

When hate crime victim Kazeem Busari was asked about the effectiveness of the Polish authorities in investigating and prosecuting racist incidents, he reaches for a dancing metaphor: it takes two to tango.

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Focus group in Austria allows Muslim Women and Men to share experiences about hate crimes and discrimination

Vienna, Austria | 16 Jul 2014

Fifteen Muslim women and men recounted their own experiences of hate-motivated violence and discrimination, while highlighting factors that either hamper or facilitate better response to hate crimes as part of a focus group facilitated by the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) in Vienna on 12 July 2014.

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OSCE/ODIHR trains civil society and law enforcement in Italy on combatting hate crime

Rome | 08 Jul 2014

Strategies for combatting and reporting hate crimes were the focus of two training events – one for Italian civil society activists and the other for law enforcement officers – organized by the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) in Rome from 30 June to 4 July 2014.

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