Hate Crimes and Incidents

This line of action includes best practice, guides, reports, legislation and links to national and European bodies involved in awareness raising, prevention and resolution of hate crimes and incidents.

"According to European institutions, a hate crime is any criminal offence, including those targeted at persons and property, where the targeted victim, the place or the object is chosen due to their connection, relation, affiliation, support or actual true or supposed belonging to a group based on ‘race’, national or ethnic origin, language, colour, religion, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation or other factors. 

A hate incident, although not a crime, is perceived by the victim or by any other person as racist, xenophobic, or reflecting any other type of intolerance. Any person may be a victim of a hate crime or incident, regardless of whether they actually belong to the group that the hostility or damage is aimed at.

Hate Speech covers many forms of expressions which spread, incite, promote or justify racial hatred, xenophobia, anti-Semitism and other forms of hatred based on intolerance ".

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