Hate Crime Victim Support in Europe - A Practical Guide

This report is produced by RAA Sachsen (Saxony), a German civil society organisation who provide counselling services to victims of hate crime, in participation with a number of partner organisations. It is the result of their project, "Standards and Guidelines for Victims of Hate Crime in Europe", aimed at improving support structures and the situation of victims of hate crimes. The document presents suggested guidelines, recommendations and necessary framework requirements for efficient counselling services throughout Europe.

Belgium: Discrimination on the basis of race and national origin

Part A of this document outlines provisions of the Constitution of Belgium that address discrimination on the basis of race and national origin (in French, Dutch, German and English versions of the Constitution). Part B provides links to the text of the Constitution in each of its four versions.

We are grateful to DLA Piper for preparing this document on a pro bono basis. Their contribution is extremely relevant to disseminating information on equality and anti-discrimination laws.

OSCE Permanent Council Decision on Combating Prejudice

This document calls on member states to enact or strengthen laws that penalise discrimination and incitement to hatred based on "race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status", consider establishing training programmes for police and judicial officials on hate crimes, collect statistics on hate crimes and report them to the ODIHR, promote intercultural dialogue between different groups and so on.