Compendium of practices for hate crime

This compendium collates practices for combating hate crime from across the EU. The practices have been compiled by the Working Party on Improving Reporting and Recording of Hate Crime in the EU. In the list below step-by-step descriptions of the practices are broken down by country and category. The aim of the compendium is to help policymakers and practitioners such as law enforcement officers understand what is being done elsewhere in the EU to combat hate crime, and which elements could be adapted for use in their own national contexts.  Read more >>

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48 Promising Practices found

  • Formação e Manual “Policiamento de crimes de ódio contra pessoas LGBTI”
    Country:
    Portugal
    Type:
    Encourage reporting
    Category:
    Cooperation with civil society and community organisations, Countering discriminatory practices in policing, Provision of guidance, training and capacity building
    The training manual aims to raise awareness and build capacity in criminal police bodies and the Public Prosecutor’s Office for more effective action against crimes motivated by discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and sexual characteristics.
  • Uddannelse af politiet i identifikation og håndtering af hadforbrydelser
    Country:
    Denmark
    Type:
    Improve recording and data collection
    Category:
    Cooperation with civil society and community organisations, Cross institutional cooperation, Provision of guidance, training and capacity building
  • TRUST CO(O)P – Izgradnja zaupanja in sodelovanja med organi kazenskega pregona in skupnostjo LGBTI za izboljšanje odzivanja na zločine iz sovraštva nad LGBTI-osebami
    Country:
    Slovenia
    Type:
    Encourage reporting
    Category:
    Cross institutional cooperation, Provision of guidance, training and capacity building, Specialist victim support services
    The project aims to improve awareness and knowledge within law enforcement of hate crimes against lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people, including by training nine ‘LGBTI liaison officers’ from five police administrations. It further aims to establish a support system for victims of hate crimes against LGBTI people, including by establishing ‘LGBTI safe spots’.
  • Offerundersökningar angående exponering för hatbrott
    Country:
    Sweden
    Type:
    Improve recording and data collection
    Category:
    Flagging potential hate crimes, Monitoring progress and impact, Provision of guidance, training and capacity building
    The Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention carries out regular victimisation surveys on exposure to hate crime. The information that is collected increases public`s awareness about hate crimes and provides data on the development of self-reported exposure to hate crime over time, including on bias motives and gender differences.
  • Words are stones
    Country:
    Italy
    Type:
    Encourage reporting
    Category:
    Communication, dissemination and awareness raising, Cooperation with civil society and community organisations, Outreach to communities at risk of hate crime victimisation
    An international campaign that aims to raise awareness of societal biases, prejudice and racist hate speech.
  • Subwerkgroep “Registratie van haatmisdrijven”/Sous-groupe de travail “Enregistrement des délits de haine”
    Country:
    Belgium
    Type:
    Improve recording and data collection
    Category:
    Cross institutional cooperation, Monitoring progress and impact, Provision of guidance, training and capacity building
    A dedicated working group on improving hate crime registration has been established in Belgium. The group is composed of representatives of the Equal Opportunities Team at the Federal Public Service Justice, the police, the judiciary and the national equality body – the Interfederal Centre for Equal Opportunities. The aim of this working group is to address deficiencies in the current process for registering hate crimes in Belgium and provide recommendations on required policy and technical responses.
  • Delovna skupina za sovražni govor/Delovna skupina za kazniva dejanja iz sovraštva
    Country:
    Slovenia
    Type:
    Encourage reporting
    Category:
    Cross institutional cooperation, Monitoring progress and impact, Provision of guidance, training and capacity building
    The working group on hate speech and hate crime was established with the aim of increasing the specialisation of state prosecutors, unifying prosecutorial practice and penal policy, and improving the training and knowledge of prosecutors for dealing with and prosecuting hate speech.
  • Darbo grupė veiksmingam atsakui į neapykantos nusikaltimus ir neapykantos kalbą Lietuvoje skatinti
    Country:
    Lithuania
    Type:
    Encourage reporting
    Category:
    Communication, dissemination and awareness raising, Cross institutional cooperation, Monitoring progress and impact
    Working group to increase the effectiveness of the fight against hate crime and hate speech by bringing together public authorities and non-governmental organisations.