The overall objective of the “Best Practices for Roma Integration (BPRI)” project is to contribute to the integration of Roma minorities in the Western Balkans, in accordance with the beneficiaries’ commitments as OSCE participating States and perspective members of the European Union. This report intends to contribute to this overall objective by providing a situation anal¬ysis of the housing conditions of Roma in the Western Balkans and by documenting good learning practice on legalization of land and buildings, upgrading of (informal) Roma settlements and the provision of social housing.
Factsheet on the Kyiv Recommendations, a document published by ODIHR consisting of policy suggestions in three areas that are of particular relevance for judicial independence: (1) judicial administration with a focus on judicial councils, judicial self-governing bodies, and the role of court chairs; (2) judicial selection criteria and procedures; and (3) accountability of judges and judicial independence in adjudication.
Factsheet on the ODIHR Core Group of Experts on Political Parties, which was established in 2011 as part of ODIHR’s continuous efforts to assist OSCE participating States in developing and maintaining political party regulations that are in line with OSCE commitments and relevant international and regional standards.
Large amounts of funding have been allocated in the past by the EU to projects targeting the Roma, but many Roma
communities report little or no change in the situation on the ground. This report highlights the positive changes brought by the small grants programme and the multiplier effect it might have in generating further interest from the local self-governments or donors.
This manual focuses on the investigation process and has been produced following requests from law enforcement officers working in the field for a practical tool to aid their work. It is designed to help improve democratic policing practice across the OSCE and to assist law enforcement practitioners in strengthening their compliance with OSCE commitments and international human rights standards in the investigation of terrorism-related crimes.
A factsheet about ODIHR’s work in supporting legal reform in participating States by reviewing, upon request, individual pieces of draft and existing legislation to ensure clarity and coherence, as well as compliance with OSCE commitments and international human rights standards.
The 2012 edition of "Hate Crimes in the OSCE Region – Incidents and Responses", is the latest in a line of annual reports prepared by the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) as part of the OSCE’s efforts to combat hate crime.
Since its adoption in 2003, the Action Plan on Improving the Situation of Roma and Sinti in the OSCE Area has provided the blueprint for OSCE States, institutions and field missions in addressing the marginalization, discrimination and, sometimes, hostility and violence that Roma communities and individuals face. This report, published ten years after the Action Plan’s adoption, is the second such effort to review and assess the progress made in following that blueprint.