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Mission in Kosovo facilitated training in understanding and combating hate crimes for inspectors and investigators of the Kosovo Police Inspectorate

Category
Mission Activity
Date(s)
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Subject
Policing
Subject
Policing
Date(s)
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Keywords
hate crime, community policing, criminal investigation

Summary

From 7 to 8 May, the Mission facilitated training in understanding and combating hate crimes for inspectors and investigators of the Kosovo Police Inspectorate.

The training focused on relevant international standards and the legal framework in Kosovo, investigation of hate crimes by using bias indicators and barriers, solutions to effectively prosecute hate crimes, and the use of motive evidence. Furthermore, through the use of case studies, the participants identified gaps in the current police investigation and recording system which prevent Kosovo Police from accurately recording incidents with bias motivation. The training session concluded with a set of findings and recommendations for additional actions which focused on increasing the capacities of the police oversight body to proactively address public complaints on the grounds of discrimination.

Information

Added on
11 Jul 2018
Origin
OSCE Mission in Kosovo
Keywords
hate crime, community policing, criminal investigation