OSCE launches international hate crime website
17 Jun 2014 by CST
The Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) has launched a new Hate Crime Reports website, transforming its annual hate crime report into an interactive and user-friendly resource. The new website divides hate crime data collected from various sources across the OSCE region into digestible chunks of information that are country- and issue-specific, and will be constantly updated.
The OSCE's annual hate crime report details official and NGO reports of hate crimes in its 57 participating states across Europe, Asia and North America. CST has worked with the OSCE and ODIHR for several years and our antisemitic incident figures are included in its report for the UK.
The new website includes data on hate crimes against Jews, Muslims, Christians, people of other religions; hate crimes against Roma and Sinti; hate crimes motivated by racism and xenophobia; and hate crimes against and other targeted groups. It also has contact details for relevant NGOs in each participating state (including CST).
The website also explains the obligations of governments to monitor and record hate crime, and the training that ODIHR is doing across the OSCE region to help participating states to live up to these obligations.