Serbia regularly reports data on hate crimes to ODIHR. In 2018, the Office of the Prosecutor General, with the support of the OSCE Mission to Serbia and ODIHR, developed Guidelines for the prosecution of hate crimes in the Republic of Serbia. A network of contact persons working on hate crime within the prosecution services was established and, with the OSCE Mission's assistance, the Judicial Academy has developed, integrated and implements a hate crime training plan and programme.
|Year||Hate crimes recorded by police||Prosecuted||Sentenced|
About 2011 Data
Figures include crimes of incitement to hatred.
Hate crime recorded by police
The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) recommended that Serbia enact specific legislation on hate crimes and intensify enforcement against racially motivated crimes.
The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) recommended that Serbia ensure more vigorous implementation of criminal law in cases of racist crime, strengthen judicial training on issues relating to racist crime and encourage witnesses and victims to report hate crimes. ECRI also expressed concern about violent attacks against religious minorities, especially Jehovah’s Witnesses and Adventists in Serbia.