The protocol provides guidance for police officers on how to identify and treat hate crime incidents.
Compendium of practices
The practice aims to ensure that victims of hate crime are treated sensitively and receive appropriate support before, during and after criminal proceedings.
The Austrian Integration and Diversity Department (Referat Minderheitenkontakte) at the Austrian Police and 'Fair und Sensibel Österreich' Association engage in a number of activities to improve police relations with minority groups and to aid integration into Austrian society. These are designed to raise awareness and improve the reporting of hate crimes within minority groups.
A one-stop-shop website was created to provide comprehensive information about discrimination and where victims can go for support.
The system compiles information about discriminatory incidents recorded by the Dutch police across the Netherlands.
The initiative trains civil society organisations to record hate crime and helps them to build their advocacy capacity for influencing local and national agencies.
The system facilitates the collection of data on reported hate crime cases in Poland. The initiative also integrates meetings and training sessions that inform officers on various hate crime related topics.
The project, consisting of an information campaign and a conference, aimed at informing migrant groups about various hate crime issues and at finding ways in which organisations could better cooperate to tackle hate crime.
Community Security Trust, a community-based NGO, and regional UK police forces have agreed to systematically share information on and reports of antisemitic incidents.
The Instruction (no. 2/2011) on Hate Crime provides guidelines for the police and prosecutors on how to handle hate crime cases.