“Continuous under-reporting of hate crimes”

OSCE/ODIHR publishes 2015 hate crime data on International Day for Tolerance, calls for renewed efforts to meet data-collection commitments

WARSAW, 16 November 2016 – The OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) on today’s International Day for Tolerance released its hate crime data for 2015 on its dedicated website.

“Recording solid data is the first step in effectively countering hate crime. It is only by having a clear picture of the situation that local authorities can develop the appropriate tools to respond to these crimes,” said ODIHR Director Michael Georg Link. “Much is still to be done to overcome the current levels of under-recording, and full implementation of hate crime legal provisions remains challenging. ODIHR supports the efforts of all participating States to meet their commitments in this area.”

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