Preventing and Responding to Hate Incidents and Crimes against Christians
OSCE participating States recognize that manifestations of discrimination and intolerance threaten the security of individuals and may give rise to wider-scale conflict and violence that undermine international stability and security. Today, there are a broad range of commitments to combat racism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism, discrimination, and intolerance, including against Muslims, Christians, and Jews, as well as commitments related to preventing and responding to hate crimes. Recent attacks on Christian communities have highlighted the necessity to address the problem of intolerance against Christians with a specific focus on hate crimes.
The purpose of this high-level meeting is to provide a platform for experts and practitioners to discuss hate-motivated crimes and incidents against Christians in the OSCE area, in addition to sharing best practices in the area of prevention and response.
Meeting registration will begin on 25 July 2011.