Every year on 16 November, International Tolerance Day, the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) releases its data on hate crimes and hate incidents.
The reporting provides an overview of hate crimes and incidents, and of responses by governments and civil society in the 57 OSCE participating States. Information provided by civil society is essential to the reporting, as it complements official data submitted by participating States.
How to report incidents
If you or your organization are considering submitting hate incidents, please follow the guidance in the factsheet below when preparing your submission:
You can find examples of incidents in this spreadsheet.
How we process incidents
Please note that each incident is analysed on a case-by-case basis. The OSCE often co-operate with those making submissions to confirm information on incidents and developments before it is posted. Once the OSCE receive civil society contributions, they analyse the incidents according to their definition of hate crime. You can find more information about this in our methodology.
We are changing how we present your data this year, presenting both incident numbers and descriptions. These descriptions will not include personal information that could identify the victims or perpetrators.
- Read more about how we will use your data here.
The infographic below shows the analytical steps incidents go through before being presented on the OSCE website.