In her "Report on the visit to Greece", the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe reiterated previous recommendations for the authorities to enhance implementation of existing anti-hate crime law, to collect and analyse hate crime data in a more systematic manner and to raise public awareness of hate crime.
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Report Data - Greece - 2017
Several government bodies and civil society organizations signed a Co-operation Agreement on Combating Racist Crime in Greece during a conference on "Building an Integrated Response to Racist Crime in the Criminal Justice." The event and negotiations on the agreement were co-ordinated by the Ministry of Justice, Transparency and Human Rights in co-operation with ODIHR.
The National Council Against Racism and Intolerance has created a brochure instructing victims of hate crimes on where and how to file a complaint. It also provides guidance to officers on dealing with hate crime cases.
ODIHR observes that Greece has not reported on cases of hate crimes separately from cases of hate speech.
The Hellenic Police with the co-operation of Ministry of Justice, Transparency and Human Rights and the Prosecutor's Office of the Court of First Instance of Athens developed a new template to ease tracking of hate crime cases progressing through the criminal justice system.
This number consists of five homophobic and eight transphobic crimes. A further ten cases of hate speech were reported but are not presented here.