Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Hate crimes, including anti-Semitic acts, unreported in many OSCE states, report shows

Via European Jewish Press:
Hate crimes in the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) region continue to go unreported by participating states, a report by Human Rights First and the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) shows.

The report, “Scorecard on Hate Crime Response in the OSCE Region” identifies a number of recommendations for participating countries, which include the United States.

It comes days before the OSCE meets in Vienna for a conference on the promotion of tolerance and nondiscrimination.


Only 36 of the 57 participating States submitted information to the ODIHR for 2014.

Half of participating States either did not report at all or reported zero crimes for their country. ‘’This is simply not acceptable or credible,’’ says ADL.
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