ODIHR - Hate Crime Reporting 2016
The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) has given particular attention to hate crimes on the grounds that they are amongst the most serious manifestations of intolerance. The OSCE’s Ministerial Council has repeatedly reaffirmed the threat hate crimes pose to the security of individuals and to social cohesion, as well as their potential to lead to conflict and violence on a wider scale.
The OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) supports government officials in designing and developing monitoring mechanisms and data collection on hate crimes. Every year on 16 November, International Tolerance Day, ODIHR releases its data on hate crimes and hate incidents.
They present a report which provides an overview of hate crimes and incidents and of responses by governments and civil society in the 57 OSCE participating States. Information provided by civil society is essential to the report, as it complements official data submitted by participating States.
ERYICA encourages its members and stakeholders to submit any hate incidents that have been brought to their attention.
For further information on how to report hate incidents, please click here.