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Prosecutors and Hate Crimes Training (PAHCT) Programme Description
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Guide / manual / handbook
29 September 2014
Prosecutors and Hate Crimes Training (PAHCT) is a programme designed to improve responses to hate crimes by prosecutors. PAHCT is tailored to the needs and experiences of each country in which it is used. This programme is short, compact and flexible. It is designed to be integrated into existing training efforts and to draw on local resources. The standard PAHCT curriculum is customized to the hate crime context of the implementing state and to the laws and criminal justice procedures. PAHCT is best applied in co-operation with national training institutions for prosecutors and prosecutorial authorities. PAHCT can be delivered as a training of trainers or through training sessions provided directly to prosecutors. The training of trainers lasts three days, while a typical course for prosecutors only takes one and a half days.
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Prosecuting Hate Crimes: A Practical Guide
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Guide / manual / handbook
29 September 2014
Prosecuting Hate Crimes: A Practical Guide was written in cooperation with the International Association of Prosecutors to improve the investigation and prosecution of hate crimes across the OSCE region. The guide is relevant to different legal systems and legislative frameworks and complements ODIHR’s Prosecutors and Hate Crime Training (PAHCT). This guide aims to explain the impact of hate crimes by highlighting their specific features compared with other crimes. It presents the most common issues that arise for prosecutors in dealing with these crimes, with an emphasis on evidence of bias motivation, which is the distinguishing factor in hate crimes.
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Hate Crime Data Collection and Monitoring: A Practical Guide
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29 September 2014
Hate Crime Data Collection and Monitoring: A Practical Guide was written in co-operation with national experts, partner international organizations and Non-Governmental Organizations with responsibility for monitoring hate crimes at the national and international levels. It sets out 'Ten Practical Steps' that need to be taken to improve recording systems, to understand the extent of under-reporting and to encourage victims to report hate crimes. It aims to contribute to efforts to fill data gaps and gain a better understanding of the prevalence and impact of hate crime across the OSCE region.
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Bosnia and Herzegovina, General Elections, 12 October 2014: Interim Report
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26 September 2014
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Bulgaria, Early Parliamentary Elections, 5 October 2014: Interim Report
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22 September 2014
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Opening Remarks by Michael Georg Link at 18th Human Dimension Implementation Meeting
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22 September 2014
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Handbook On Observing and Promoting the Participation of National Minorities in Electoral Processes
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In 2001, the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) published Guidelines to Assist National Minority Participation in the Electoral Process (2001 Guidelines). The main objective of the 2001 Guidelines was to give participating
States specific advice on how they could implement the Lund Recommendations on the Effective Participation of National Minorities in Public Life (Lund Recommendations) with respect to electoral processes, explaining the advantages and disadvantages of
the available options.

As some 13 years have passed since publication of the 2001 Guidelines, there is certainly good cause to revisit and update their contents. The present publication builds on the 2001 Guidelines by including new material on the development of international
standards and good practice in the field of promoting the participation of national minorities in electoral processes.

In addition, this publication contains a new chapter outlining the methodology used by ODIHR election observation missions (EOMs) to observe the participation of national minorities. Included in this chapter are insights and experience gained over nearly two decades of election observation. The practical part is aimed at election observers from the OSCE in particular; observers from other organizations who are concerned with the question of participation of national minorities will find useful information on this topic that is also relevant in other electoral contexts. Owing to the inclusion of this practical part in the publication, it is released in a handbook format with the hope it will provide guidance to experts and practitioners working in this area.

Guide / manual / handbook
22 September 2014
The present publication builds on the Guidelines to Assist National Minority Participation in the Electoral Process by including new material on the development of international standards and good practice in the field of promoting the participation of national minorities in electoral processes.
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Moldova, Parliamentary Elections, 30 November 2014: Needs Assessment Mission Report
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19 September 2014
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Remarks by Michael Georg Link at OSCE Forum for Security Co-operation
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17 September 2014
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Opinion on Draft Amendements to Some Legislative Acts of Ukraine Concerning Transparency of Financing of Political Parties and Election Campaigns
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11 September 2014
This Opinion analyzes the provisions of the draft Amendments against the background of their compatibility with relevant international standards and OSCE commitments.
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