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Gómez Martín, V. and Aguilar García, M.Á., dir (2015), Practical manual for the research and prosecution of hate crimes and discrimination (Manual práctico para la investigación y enjuiciamiento de delitos de odio y discriminación), Generalitat de Catalunya, Centre d’Estudis Jurídics i Formació Especialitzada

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Type of publication

Desk research

Geographical coverage

Regional Local

Area/location of interest

Not applicable - regional level

Type of Institution

Public authority


Centre d’Estudis Jurídics i Formació Especialitzada

Main Thematic Focus

Hate crime

Target Population

Ethnic minorities Muslims Religious minorities

Key findings

The objective of the manual was to provide practical tools for research, police and judiciary, and for the prosecution of criminal offences motivated by hate or discrimination, aimed at achieving a greater awareness and training for officials and professionals.

The recommendations and conclusions included the following:
- Emphasis on the need to combat effectively, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, Christianophobia and the anti-Arabism after the increase observed of the number of incidents of religious intolerance and violence.
- It´ll be necessary to pursue effectively acts of discrimination against ethnic minorities, including the Roma people.
- Need to reinforce the interpretation of national law in accordance with international law.

Methodology (Qualitative/Quantitative and exact type used, questionnaires etc)

Desk research

It was developed by a team of working within the Center for legal studies and specialized training (Centro de Estudios Jurídicos y Formación Especializada (CEJFE)) and with the collaboration of several experts professionals.

No more detailed information on the methodology applied was provided.

Sample details and representativeness

The training manual has been elaborated by a working group composed by experts and the Center of Legal Studies of Catalonia.

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