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Report Data - Cyprus - 2016

Official Data

Year Hate crimes recorded by police Prosecuted Sentenced About these data
2018 30 3 0
2017 Not available Not available Not available
2016 Not available Not available Not available
2015 Not available Not available Not available
2014 Not available Not available Not available

Hate crimes recorded by police

IGO Reports 
Organization Report 

In its "Concluding observations on the combined twenty-third and twenty-fourth periodic reports of Cyprus," the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) recommended that local authorities enforce legislative provisions to prosecute perpetrators of hate crimes to deter further crimes and prevent impunity of perpetrators. CERD also recommended raising awareness of available complaint mechanisms, and to continue training law enforcement officers on the investigation of hate crimes.

Bias Motivation 
Description Type 
Developments
ODIHR Recommendations 

ODIHR observes that Cyprus has not reported reliable statistics on hate crimes to ODIHR.

National Developments 
Description Type 
Developments
Organization Report 

New amendments to the criminal code have included bias motivation as an aggravating circumstance. Furthermore, the amendments added sexual orientation and gender identity to the list of protected characteristics.