ODIHR and OSCE Combat Hate Crime and Promote Tolerance

PeopleOther ♦ Published: November 13, 2023; 22:02 ♦ (Vindobona)

In light of a worrying rise in hate crimes, particularly against Jewish and Muslim communities, the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) is intensifying its efforts to counter this trend.

The OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) reports an increase in hate crimes in various OSCE countries, posing threats to Jewish and Muslim communities. / Picture: © OSCE / Sarah Crozier

ODIHR has set itself the goal of collecting and publishing comprehensive data on hate crimes. This information, provided by the 57 OSCE participating States, civil society organizations, and international organizations, is crucial for the development of targeted policies and support services for victims. Hate crimes are defined as criminal acts motivated by bias or prejudice against…