Side event at UN’s Crime congress to focus on hate crime

The agency together with the UN’s Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is co-organising a side-event on victims of hate crime.

It takes place on 24 May in Vienna during the 28th session of the UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ). The event is co-sponsored by US Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL).

The contributions will feed into discussions on the responsibility of effective, fair, humane and accountable criminal justice systems in preventing and countering crime motivated by intolerance or discrimination of any kind. The speakers include UNODC, FRA, INL, UK National Police Chief’s Council and the Vienna-based civil society organisation, ZARA.

The event will highlight transferable practices on how States can improve hate crime data and victim support.

It will be of this year’s anniversary: ‘EU, UN 40 years together in Vienna’, highlighting four decades of multilateralism with UN and the EU Delegations in Vienna.

During this CCPCJ session, FRA will also participate in other side events as well as make available a range of publications.