ODIHR’s Efforts to Counter Hate Crime
As the OSCE institution focusing on the "human dimension" of security, ODIHR's support for efforts to fight intolerance and foster a climate of peace lies at the core of its mission. Accordingly, the OSCE has given ODIHR the task of assisting OSCE participating States in the struggle against hate crime.
ODIHR's mandate comprises:
- Helping participating States to design and draft legislation that effectively addresses hate crimes;
- Building the capacities of justice systems in participating States and of the law-enforcement officials, prosecutors and judges that staff them;
- Raising awareness of hate crime among governmental officials, civil society and international organizations; and
- Supporting efforts by civil society to monitor and report hate crimes.
The views, opinions, conclusions and other information expressed in this document are not given nor necessarily endorsed by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) unless the OSCE is explicitly defined as the Author of this document.