Promising practice :
Ministry of the Interior.
8 January 2015, updated in July 2020.
Ongoing (as of May 2021).
State security forces (National Police and Guardia Civil).
The protocol provides guidance for police officers on how to identify and treat hate crime incidents. Its objectives are to:
Action Protocol for the security forces for hate crimes and behaviours breaching legal regulations on discrimination (Protocolo de Actuación para las Fuerzas y Cuerpos de Seguridad para los Delitos de Odio y Conductas que Vulneran las Normas Legales sobre Discriminación)
In 2020, Instruction No. 4/2020, by the Secretary of State for Security (Ministry of the Interior), updated the protocol. The updated protocol contains the following elements.
Collaboration between institutions and political entities led to a chain of actions that has significantly improved the reporting and recording of hate crime in Spain in the last few years. These included training police officers, improving the SEC statistical criminality system, launching the Action Protocol for police officers and establishing a network of social mediators in the police force.
The Secretary of State for Security (Secretaría de Estado de Seguridad) in the Ministry of the Interior (Ministerio del Interior) designed the Action Protocol in consultation with:
Hate Crimes National Office (La Oficina Nacional de Lucha Contra los Delitos de Odio – Lectura Fácil (mir.es))