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Does national legislation provide specific sanctions against public servants reported as perpetrators of racist violence/hate crime?

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Anti-racist Crime Legislation & Implementation
23/12/2011 - 15:23
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Art.247 (Abuse in the service by restricting certain rights) of the Penal Code punishes the restriction, by a public servant of the use or exercise of rights of a person or creating for this person a situation of inferiority on the ground of race, nationality, ethnicity, language, religion, gender, sexual orientation, opinion, political affiliation, belief, wealth, social origin, age, disability, non-contagious cronic disease or HIV/AIDS infection with a prison sentence between 6 months and 5 years.

Groups affected/interested Refugees, Roma & Travelers, Muslims, Ethnic minorities, Religious minorities, Linguistic minorities, Majority, Asylum seekers, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender, Persons with disability
Type (R/D) Anti-migrant/xenophobia, Anti-semitism, Islamophobia, Afrophobia, Arabophobia, Anti-roma/zinghanophobia, Religious intolerance, Inter-ethnic, Nationalism, Homophobia, On grounds of disability, On grounds of other belief
Key socio-economic / Institutional Areas Policing - law enforcement, Employment - labour market, Housing, Health and social protection, Education, Anti-discrimination, Anti-racism
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