This practice is a vocational training programme on counteracting and combating hate crime to teach police officers how to identify and investigate hate crime properly, react adequately and prevent it.
Compendium of Practices
Since 2007, there has been a concerted effort to introduce policies and laws that reduce discrimination against and promote the social acceptance of LGBT people in the Netherlands.
The Antwerp Police Department raises awareness of hate crime among its frontline officers through training. This includes the use of a ‘hate crime checklist’ when reporting hate crimes locally.
This practice builds community trust by providing transparency on levels of hate crime and the responses of criminal justice agencies.
Network against hatred sought to bring together public administrations, prosecutors, security forces, civil society and the media in a coordinated response to combat hate crimes and discrimination suffered by LGBT people.
In cases of violent crime, German police officers are now duty bound to investigate whether there is evidence of a bias motive having prompted the offence.
OSCAD is a multi-agency body formed by the Italian national police and the carabinieri, housed within the Department of Public Security at the Ministry of the Interior that takes a holistic approach to tackling hate crime.
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.
Police, Power, Human Rights – Polizei, Macht, Menschen, Rechte (PMMR) is an organisational development project that aims to embed human rights-based thinking and approaches into the Austrian police.
The practice sought to increase awareness among education professionals on incidents motivated by intolerance and to equip them with the tools to combat it.