This project provides specific training on LGBTI hate crime to all police forces, prosecutors, judges, civil servants at the Ministry of Justice and Internal Affairs, as well as lawyers, as they are part of the same judicial system where each one plays a specific role.
Cooperation between the police forces, the judiciary and LGBTI NGOs aims to raise awareness among the police forces and the judiciary of the specific hate crimes that members of the LGBTI community may fall victim to. Sharing the same type of training or combining training between these different bodies has helped ensure they are in a better position to address hate crime. It enables them to correctly identify hate crime cases, which can contribute to improve the reporting and recording of such crime by the police and the public prosecution services.
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Start date: 12 December 2013.
End date: ongoing (until December 2017).
Scope of the practice: National.
Target group: Police forces, judges and prosecutors.
Beneficiaries: LGBTI community.
Key objectives: To make police forces, judges and prosecutors aware of the specific hate crimes that the LGBTI community may be victims of.