Lithuania regularly reports hate crime data to ODIHR. Lithuania's Criminal Code contains a combination of general and specific penalty-enhancement provisions and a substantive offence. Data are collected by the Police Department under the Ministry of the Interior and the Prosecutor General's Office. Data are not made publicly available.
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The Ministry of the Interior has co-ordinated the implementation of an EU-funded project to strengthen effective investigation, prosecution and adequate sentencing of hate crimes and address under-reporting. The Prosecutor’s Office is a partner in the project.
The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) published relevant recommendations in its "Conclusions on the implementation of the recommendations in respect of Lithuania."
The Council of Europe's Committee of Ministers published relevant recommendations in its "Resolution on the implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities by Lithuania."
ODIHR observes that Lithuania has not made public reliable data and statistics on hate crimes.