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Title: Policy Brief: Specialist Support for Hate Crime Victims
Corporate Authors: OSCE ODIHR Tolerance and Non-Discrimination Department (TND) 
Subject Keywords: hate crime ; victim support
See Also: racism and xenophobia ; anti-Semitism ; intolerance
Key Issues: Hate crime
Issue Date: 28-Feb-2022
Publisher: OSCE
Material Type: thematic report
Format: pdf
Language: English
Series: EStAR
Volume: 15
Country Coverage: OSCE region 
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Abstract: Hate crime victims require access to specialist support services. These services should be victim-centred, needs-based and diversity-sensitive. They should include practical help, emotional and psychosocial support, advice relating to legal and financial issues and community engagement. Such specialist support services for hate crime victims should be free of charge, confidential and form an integral part of a comprehensive hate crime response. This policy brief draws attention to the worrying situation in many participating States of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), where current responses to hate crime victims’ needs fall short of agreed international commitments and obligations. It also highlights the need to establish or expand specialist support services that are tailored to victims and address the harmful impacts of hate crimes at the individual, community and societal levels
Physical Description: 29 p.
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EStAR: Enhancing hate crime victim support

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