On 27 November 2012, the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) has published two new reports underlining that hate crime is a daily reality in the EU today. The reports highlight the need for the EU and Member States to make hate crimes more visible and hold perpetrators to account in order to better combat such crime. Both FRA reports look at hate crime from the perspective of victims’ rights.
Through different reports written to FRA both Marianne Meiorg and Kari Käsper from the Estonian Human Rights Centre have contributed for the completion of the report.
- Report: Making hate crime visible in the European Union: acknowledging victims’ rights
This report presents the challenges in recording hate crime and considers how the scope of official data collection can be broadened to enable Member States to meet their obligations towards victims of hate crime.
- Report: EU-MIDIS Data in Focus 6 on Minorities as Victims of Crime
This report presents data on respondents’ experiences of victimisation across five types of crime, from theft to serious harassment. It also includes a section looking specifically at minorities as victims of racist crime.
- Factsheet: Hate crime in the European Union
- Video clip
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