Report on hate crimes in the OSCE region

In November 2011, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) published  the 2010 edition of ‘Hate Crimes in the OSCE Region – Incidents and Responses’.

The report shows that hate crime remains a significant problem across the OSCE region, undermining personal, neighbourhood and state security, and eroding confidence across and among communities. People were killed, injured or otherwise harmed when they were targeted in 2010 for no other reason than being perceived as belonging to a specific ethnic, ‘racial’, religious or other group. Combating hate crime must, therefore, remain a priority.

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