Promising practice :
Hate Crimes National Office (Oficina Nacional de Lucha contra los Delitos de Odio).
Ministry of the Interior.
This action plan is based on the constitutional concept of an active state (Article 9.2), which, through its public policies, tries to remove the obstacles that impede the development of people under equal conditions and with equal opportunities. It implies awareness of the real possibility that different sectors of the population have access or not to social, cultural and economic goods, public services, private services, the constitution of social and cultural relations with the community, and participation in political processes.
The action plan has four main axes or lines of action, which have the following overall objective: a firm and rigorous response to hate incidents and hate crimes that increases preventative and investigative capacities and improves the quality of care for victims, as a result of police forces being better trained and prepared to deal with such hateful behaviour.
With regard to preparation of the action plan, a meeting was held with representatives of all the main organisations at national level. The Hate Crimes National Office explained that it wanted to draw up an action plan. At the meeting, the development phases were explained and civil society organisations asked for written input. Based on these exchanges, the action plan was drafted.
Follow-up commissions have been set up with the participation of civil society organisations and representatives of other ministries.
Hate Crimes National Office (Oficina Nacional de Lucha contra los Delitos de Odio (mir.es))