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2016 hate crime data : civil society contributions due by 30 April 2017

We are now preparing our annual hate crime data and encourage civil society to submit information by 30 April 2017. Interested in submitting information? Read more about it on the hate crime reporting website.

TANDIS Consultations

We are seeking your views on the future of TANDIS, first launched in 2006.
We invite you to share your suggestions in a short survey, which you can access online.

2015 hate crime data : civil society contributions due by 30 April 2016

We are now preparing our annual hate crime data and encourage civil society to submit information by 30 April 2016. Interested in submitting information? Read more about it on the hate crime reporting website.

2014 hate crime reporting : civil society contributions due by 30 April 2015

We are now preparing our annual hate crime reporting and encourage civil society to submit information by 30 April 2015.
Interested in submitting information? Read more about it on the hate crime reporting website.

Launch of the new hate crime reporting website

Place: Warsaw, 17 June 2014
Organisers: ODIHR
The OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) today launched its hate crime reporting website, transforming its annual hate crime report into an interactive and user-friendly resource.
The new website, which can be found at http://hatecrime.osce.org/, provides users with all of the materials and data contained in the paper report – "Hate crimes in the OSCE region – incidents and responses"– bringing together information provided by OSCE participating States, international organizations and civil society.

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Hate crime training for civil society representatives in Moldova

Place: Chisinau, 11-12 June 2014
Organisers: ODIHR
Category: Training Seminar
On 11-12 June 2014, ODIHR will deliver a training workshop on hate crime for civil society in Moldova. The aims of the training are to improve the participants’ understanding of hate crime and to raise awareness about why responding to hate crime is important. The roundtable will be concluded by an open conversation between governmental officials and civil society about challenges related to hate crime and discriminaton.

Hate crime training for prosecutors and judges

Place: Belgrade, 11-12 June 2014
Organisers: ODIHR ; OSCE Mission to Serbia
Category: Training Seminar ; Workshop
On 11-12 June ODIHR will deliver a training and workshop on hate crime for prosecutors in partnership with the OSCE Mission to Serbia. The aims of the training are to improve prosecutors’ understanding of hate crime and why hate crime prosecutions are important, and to understand and apply key techniques in prosecuting hate crime.

Hate crime training for Moldovan ombudsman's office

Place: Chisinau, 9-10 June 2014
Organisers: ODIHR
Category: Training Seminar
On 9-10 June 2014, ODIHR will deliver a training workshop on hate crime for the Moldovan Ombudsman and his staff. The aims of the training are to improve the participants’ understanding of hate crime and to raise awareness about why responding to hate crime is important.

Press release: OSCE/ODIHR provides training for Moldova's Ombudsman Office on addressing and reporting hate crimes

Hate crime training for prosecutors

Place: Pristina, 27-29 May 2014
Organisers: ODIHR ; OSCE Mission in Kosovo
Category: Training Seminar ; Workshop
On 27-29 May ODIHR will deliver a training and workshop on hate crime for prosecutors in partnership with the OSCE Office in Kosovo (OMiK). The aims of the training are to improve prosecutors’ understanding of hate crime and why hate crime prosecutions are important, and to understand and apply key techniques in prosecuting hate crime.

Hate crime data collection training and workshop

Place: Pristina, 20-21 May 2014
Organisers: ODIHR ; OSCE Mission in Kosovo
Category: Training Seminar ; Workshop
On 20-21 May ODIHR delivered a two day training and workshop on hate crime data collection in partnership with the OSCE Office in Kosovo (OMiK). The aim of the training was to improve participants’ understanding of the hate crime concept and the importance of accurately recording hate crime. The aim of the workshop was to identify key actions that need to be taken to improve hate crime recording in Kosovo, based on ODIHR’s "Ten practical steps" to hate crime recording, contained in its forthcoming guide on hate crime data collection.

Enhancing community-law enforcement relations in combating hate crimes against Muslims

Place: Vienna, 28 April 2014
Organisers: ODIHR ; OSCE Chairmanship
Category: Expert Meeting
Swiss OSCE Chairmanship and ODIHR are co-hosting the expert conference "Enhancing Community-Law Enforcement Relations in Combating Hate Crimes against Muslims" in Vienna on 28 April 2014. The event will bring together government officials, law enforcement practitioners, non-governmental organizations and Muslim community representatives.

The objectives of the meeting are threefold:
1) explore the challenges to the security of Muslim communities in the OSCE region, with a particular focus on how to enhance law enforcement - community relations in order to remove barriers to reporting, responding to and preventing hate crimes against Muslims;
2) exchange views on the role of governments and share good practices of co-operation between authorities and Muslim communities;
3) develop a set of recommendations on how to enhance confidence in law enforcement in order to more effectively combat anti-Muslim hate crimes.

Press release: Greater efforts needed to prevent and respond to hate crimes against Muslims, say participants at OSCE meeting in Vienna

Training against hate crime for law enforcement (TAHCLE) follow up meeting

Place: Podgorica, 24-25 April 2014
Organisers: ODIHR
Category: Workshop
ODIHR will visit Montengero on 24-25 April to conduct series of meetings in follow-up to the train-the-training session on hate crime (TAHCLE) for the Montenegrin police delivered in November 2013. ODIHR will meet with the trainees of the ToT to discuss the cascading progress and challenges that they faced, as well as follow-up activities required. During the meeting with civil society ODIHR staff will gather information on the current situation with bias-motivated violence and response of police to such incidents. ODIHR will also meet with the National Implementation Working Group to discuss the progress of the TAHCLE programme implementation and further co-operation. With the Training Centre for Judges and Prosecutors ODIHR will discuss possibilities to organise training on addressing hate crime for prosecutors and judges.

Training on combating hate crimes for members of the Greek Racist Violence Recording Network

Place: Thessaloniki, 14-15 April 2014
Organisers: ODIHR ; United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Category: Training Seminar
ODIHR conducts a training workshop on hate crime in Thessaloniki on 14-15 April 2014 for the Greek Racist Violence Recording Network, a network established by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNCHR) together with the National Commission for Human Rights in 2011. Experts from the 35 member organizations of the network will get trained to understand the hate crime phenomenon and differences with similar concepts, in order to be able to identify and address such crimes and to improve systematic monitoring and reporting as well as to increase awareness on the matter.
OSCE participating States have committed themselves to facilitate the capacity development of civil society to contribute in monitoring and reporting hate motivated incidents and to assist victims of hate crimes. While the responsibility to combat hate crimes lies primarily on the shoulders of public authorities, civil society can play an important role in guiding governments to enhance their relevant policies and strategies. This is especially crucial to address under-reporting and under-recording of hate crimes against certain communities, due to lack of confidence in governmental officials. The training aims to increase the capacities of the civil society network to record and publically address hate crimes.

Training workshop on hate crimes for members of the United for Intercultural Action network

Place: Athens region, 12 April 2014
Organisers: ODIHR
Category: Training Seminar
ODIHR conducts a training workshop on hate crime on 12 April 2014 for members of UNITED for Intercultural Action network. Experts from organizations all over the OSCE region will get trained to understand the hate crime phenomenon and differences with similar concepts, in order to be able to identify and address such crimes and to improve systematic monitoring and reporting as well as to increase awareness on the matter.
OSCE participating States have committed themselves to facilitate the capacity development of civil society to contribute to monitoring and reporting hate motivated incidents and to assist victims of hate crimes. While the responsibility to combat hate crimes lies primarily on the shoulders of public authorities, civil society can play an important role in guiding governments to enhance their relevant policies and strategies. This is especially crucial to address under-reporting and under-recording of hate crimes against certain communities, due to lack of confidence in governmental officials. The training aims to increase the capacities of the civil society activists to record and publically address hate crimes in their countries.

People of African descent (PAD) project event

Place: Vienna, 20 March 2014
Organisers: ODIHR ; United States Mission to the OSCE
Category: Roundtable Meeting
OSCE ODIHR's Tolerance and Non-Discrimination Department is organizing a roundtable meeting presenting the results of a two-year long project aimed at developing the capacities and supporting People of African Descent (PAD) representatives and communities in the OSCE region. The event is co-sponsored by the United States Mission to the OSCE and is timed to coincide with the annual commemoration of the International Day against Racism on March 21.

The purpose of the meeting is to present a number of projects that were managed by ODIHR supporting the activities of grassroots organizations in some participating States. The meeting is part of ODIHR's continued effort to build the capacity of representatives and people of African descent in the region to respond more adequately to hate crimes and hate incidents as well as foster better working relationships between them and the various national and international agencies involved in these issues.

Training on combating hate crimes for members of the Greek Racist Violence Recording Network

Place: Athens, 18-19 February 2014
Organisers: ODIHR ; United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Category: Training Seminar
ODIHR conducts a training workshop on hate crime in Athens on 18-19 February 2014 for the Greek Racist Violence Recording Network, a network established by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNCHR) together with the National Commission for Human Rights in 2011. Experts from the 35 member organizations of the network will get trained to understand the hate crime phenomenon and differences with similar concepts, in order to be able to identify and address such crimes and to improve systematic monitoring and reporting as well as to increase awareness on the matter.
OSCE participating States have committed themselves to facilitate the capacity development of civil society to contribute in monitoring and reporting hate motivated incidents and to assist victims of hate crimes. While the responsibility to combat hate crimes lies primarily on the shoulders of public authorities, civil society can play an important role in guiding governments to enhance their relevant policies and strategies. This is especially crucial to address under-reporting and under-recording of hate crimes against certain communities, due to lack of confidence in governmental officials. The training aims to increase the capacities of the civil society network to record and publically address hate crimes.

Press release: OSCE/ODIHR trains Greek civil society network on combatting and reporting hate crimes

TAHCLE workshops for Italian police and Carabinieri

Place: Rome, 10-11 February 2014
Organisers: ODIHR ; Observatory for Security against Discriminatory Acts (OSCAD)
Category: Workshop
Following signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Italian Observatory for Security against Discriminatory Acts (OSCAD) and ODIHR on 29 May 2013, and customization of the TAHCLE curriculum, six half-day workshops on hate crime to 160 police and Carabinieri officers will take place in Rome on 10-11 February 2014. The workshops will be delivered by four international TAHCLE trainers hired by ODIHR and two ODIHR support staff. Each workshop will last for half-day and will cover the key issues of addressing hate crime including hate crime definition and national and international legislation related to hate crime, diversity issues, impact of hate crimes and role of the police in preventing, responding to and investigating hate crimes. The trainees will have a chance to discuss the real-life examples and to work on the case studies collected by ODIHR during the focus group meeting with vulnerable communities in Italy.

Press release: OSCE/ODIHR trains Italian police and Carabinieri officers on combatting hate crimes

Launch event and training against hate crime for law enforcement (TAHCLE) in Montenegro

Place: Podgorica, 27-29 November 2013
Organisers: ODIHR
Category: Training Seminar
The Police Academy of Montenegro signed a Memorandum of Understanding to implement TAHCLE on 29 August 2013. As the next step, the Police Academy established a National Implementation Working Group with a task to co-operate with ODIHR on customization of the standard TAHCLE curriculum. Following the meeting of the Working Group in September 2013, it was agreed that TAHCLE will be implemented through the training of trainers session which will be delivered by ODIHR on 27-29 November 2013.

Press release: ODIHR trains Montenegrin police in recognizing and investigating hate crimes

Ukrainian working group on training for law enforcement against hate crime (TAHCLE) visit to Warsaw

Place: Warsaw, 21-22 November 2013
Organisers: ODIHR
Category: Workshop ; Roundtable Meeting
The National Implementation Working Group was established by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine with a task to oversee the implementation of the TAHCLE programme in Ukraine. The Working Group will visit ODIHR to hold its second meeting. The purpose of the meeting is twofold:
1. to finalize the TAHCLE curriculum and agree on the implementation timeline, including the dates for the launch of the programme and the training-of-trainers sessions ;
2. to give the Ukrainian and Polish authorities an opportunity to exchange experiences on ODIHR’s programme implementation and, more generally, on hate crimes prevention and response.
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