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Mission in Kosovo organised Workshops for Local Public Safety Committees (LPSC)

Category
Mission Activity
Date(s)
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Subject
Community policing
Subject
Community policing
Date(s)
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Region
South-Eastern Europe
Keywords
hate crime, public safety, local authorities

Summary

In line with its commitments to address issues related to hate crime, between 6 April and 11 May 2017, the Mission in Kosovo organised eight one-day workshops for over 153 female and male members of Local Public Safety Committees (LPSC), with a purpose to increase their knowledge on recording, investigation and prosecution of hate crimes.

As hate crimes are violent manifestation of intolerance with an immediate impact not only on the victim but also on the group with which the victim identifies him or herself, the role of LPSCs to respond and offer support to victims of this type of crime is crucial. Therefore, LPSC members were trained on the concept of hate crimes, differences between bias motivated and other types of crimes and their impact to the community. Moreover, during these workshops the Mission advocated for an enhanced engagement of LPSCs in combating hate crimes by working closely with the police and generating public response against these types of crimes.

Information

Added on
03 Jul 2017
Origin
OSCE Mission in Kosovo
Region
Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Turkey
Keywords
hate crime, public safety, local authorities
Rights
OSCE