National frameworks to address hate crime in Luxembourg

This page provides information on the national frameworks to address hate crime in Luxembourg. The information provided here should be viewed alongside data presented on Luxembourg's hate crime report page.


Hate crime victim support

Support to victims of hate crimes is provided as part of the general victim support system in Luxembourg. Victims of hate crimes are not defined in the country’s legislation.

General victim support is provided by the state and civil society organizations (CSOs). There are state-run services that assist children, youth and adults following an attack on their physical or psychological integrity. CSOs also provide general support, as well as support focused on certain categories of victim, such as children and youth.

Police are obliged to provide victims with interpretation services. Victims can be interviewed by an officer of the same sex and accompanied by a person or lawyer of their choice, and must be informed of the available support services. Some victims qualify for the status of a particularly vulnerable victim (including minors, victims that suffered an attack on their physical or psychological integrity) and can receive special protection measures. Legal assistance is also available to victims.

Victims of crime can participate in legal proceedings as a civil party and claim compensation and propose the type of punishment in court. The state may decide to cover the cost of compensation if the perpetrator is unable to pay.

Please note that the above text may be subject to updates based on information provided by the National Point of Contact