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Mission in Kosovo hosted a preparatory meeting for the 2017 regional conference on hate crime

Category
Mission Activity
Date(s)
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Subject
Violent extremism and radicalisation leading to terrorism
Subject
Violent extremism and radicalisation leading to terrorism
Date(s)
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Region
South-Eastern Europe
Keywords
hate crime, discrimination

Summary

On 23 and 24 February, the Mission organised the meeting of the hate crime focal points from the OSCE field missions of South Eastern Europe (SEE), in line with their commitments to address issues related to hate crime. The missions and ODIHR presented their activities and achievements in 2016, and discussed their planned activities in continuing to support the law enforcement agencies and civil society in increasing their response to hate crimes during this year. Furthermore, all focal points shared their joint concerns related to lack of proper investigation of bias motivated crimes, which lead to improper recording of hate crimes. Moreover, the meeting focused on this year’s regional hate crime conference to be held in October in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, with a focus on the under reporting issue. To address this, SEE missions agreed to jointly conduct an under reporting survey, which will target different vulnerable groups as potential victims of hate crime incidents. The findings of the survey will be published and shared with relevant counterparts.

Information

Added on
30 May 2017
Origin
OSCE Mission in Kosovo
Region
Serbia, OSCE Mission in Kosovo
Keywords
hate crime, discrimination
Rights
OSCE