LGBTI equality and human rights in Europe and Central Asia

Hate crime and hate speech

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Report from event: United Against Hate Crimes

By ILGA-Europe, 2016

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ILGA-Europe Seminar: Stepping Up the Fight Against Hate Crimes

On 10 December 2014, over 50 representatives from LGBTI organisations from across the EU, national governments, European institutions, civil society and the academic world gathered in Brussels to discuss how to step up the fight against hate crimes.

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Guidelines for transposition EU Crime Victims’ Directive and homophobic/transphobic hate crimes

By Professor Steve Peers, Human Rights Centre, University of Essex on behalf of ILGA-Europe. December 2013

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Responding to Hate Speech against LGBTI people

By ARTICLE 19, 2013

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Prohibiting incitement to discrimination, hostility or violence

By ARTICLE 19, 2012

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Towards EU actions against all forms of bias violence

Position paper of Social Platform, 2012


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Making hate crime visible in the European Union: acknowledging victims’ rights

By European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, 2012

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Factsheet on hate crime in the European Union

By European Union Agency on Fundamental Rights


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The legal grounds for inclusive EU legislation against bias violence and hatred

This publication is about research on legal grounds and political arguments on hate crimes in the European Union. Published 2011.

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ILGA-Europe toolkit for training police officers on tackling LGBTI-phobic crime

This publication is about how to devise and implement training for police forces better to tackle LGBTI-phobic hate crime. Published in October 2011

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Joining forces to combat homophobic and transphobic hate crime

Cooperation between police forces and LGBT organisations in Europe, September 2010

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Women’s Experience of Homophobia and Transphobia

Contributors: Susan Paterson, Vicky Kielinger, Hazel Fletcher

A survey commissioned by the Metropolitan Police Service, Diversity and Citizen Focus Directorate, September 2008

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Handbook : monitoring and reporting homophobic and transphobic incidents

By ILGA-Europe, 2008

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Human Rights First 2007 Hate Crime Report Card

The Human Rights First 2007 Hate Crime Report Card is a review of the implementation of commitments undertaken by the 56 participating states of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) to combat the rising tide of violent hate crimes.

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Crime & prejustice


- The support needs of victims of hate crime: a research report.

Prepared by Michael Bell Associates, June 2006

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Transphobic Hate Crime in the European Union

By Dr Lewis Turner, Professor Stephen Whittle and Ryan Combs, 2009

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