National frameworks to address hate crime in Monaco

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

Hate crime victim support

Monaco provides support to victims of hate crime as part of its general victim support scheme. Victims of hate crime do not have a special status under Monaco’s legislation.

On first contact with a crime victim, the police informs them of the services offered by the Victims of Offences Help Association, which provides confidential and free-of-charge victim support. The services offered by the Association include legal assistance (providing information on the victim’s rights and procedures, assistance in pressing charges and bringing civil action against the perpetrator, and support in court) and psychological assistance. Members of the Association are employed on a voluntary basis. The Association can also refer victims to service providers offering medical and social assistance.

Some victims are eligible for legal assistance ensured by the state and granted by the Legal Aid Office.

Victims can act as a civil party in court. Plea bargaining does not exist in Monaco’s legislation.

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