Facing Facts!

Facing Facts! Guidelines for Monitoring of Hate Crimes and Hate Motivated Incidents

Collecting data, analysing it and reporting on hate crime can provide communities and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) with a powerful tool with which to present their concerns to government, law enforcement, media and others. Credible data provides the facts needed to advocate for improved public policies to prevent and combat hate crime as well as for services that respond to the needs of victims of hate crime and hate-motivated incidents.

Facing Facts! presentation by Robin Sclafani, Director, CEJI

In the face of rising hate crimes in Europe, NGOs are taking greater initiative to fill gaps left by European governments failure to collect and monitor data on hate crimes. Last year, approximately 4,000 hate-based incidents were reported by over 80 NGOs throughout the OSCE region, according to the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights.