Experts meeting on vital standards in monitoring hate crime

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The Expert Meeting took place in The Hague in January 2012. The meeting was designed to help identify distinguishing criteria and practices to be followed when reporting hate crime. The experts represented an internationally diverse group of organizations with various focuses and expertise. During the conference, the experts identified key principles they thought were vital in monitoring hate crimes at various levels across Europe. The main principles categories the experts worked under included: categorization of incidents and bias indicators, reporting and analysis, models of cooperation between police, government, and local authorities, and victim target support. Under these categories, the experts set standards for the related issue, discussed which issues needed to be developed further, and decided which was the next step to be carried out. The experts team included: Joanna Perry (OSCE), Viktoria Mlynarcikova (Open Society Foundation), Paul Giannasi (UK Ministry of Justice), Richard Polacek (Indipendent Advisor for Social Policies), Ioannis Dimitrakopoulos (Euuropean Union Agency for Fundamental Rights), and Joël Le Déroff (ILGA Europe).

Wednesday, January 25, 2012 (All day) to Friday, January 27, 2012 (All day)


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