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Hate Crime Victim Support

Tuesday 26 April 2016
New publications

Hate Crime Victim Support in Europe - A Practical Guide, is a new publication that shares the experience and knowledge of hate crime victim support providers across Europe.

The German civil society organisation RAA Saxony and their project "Guidelines and Support Standards for Victims of Hate Crimes", gathered together specialist victim support providers from across Europe to share knowledge about good practice. In 2015 RAA Saxony invited 23 independent civil society Hate Crime Victim Support organisations from 18 European OSCE-countries, along with several academics, to two symposia in Berlin to share their knowledge and expertise. The goal was to combine and share practitioner understanding about supporting and counselling victims of hate crime.

The short book, Hate Crime Victim Support in Europe – A Practical Guide,presents the knowledge gathered and provides useful practical case study illustrations of supporting hate crime victims. This comprehensive guide shares the deep experience and knowledge of hate crime victim support providers with a broader audience. It also provides practitioners, criminal justice professionals, civil servants, policy-makers and politicians a comprehensive approach about how to fulfill EU Directive 2012/29/EU on establishing minimum standards on rights, support and protection of victims of crime and the OSCE decision No. 9/09 on Combating Hate Crimes.


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