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Court cases on racist - hate crime

Key Area:
Racist violence - Hate Speech Statistics
21/02/2012 - 16:13
Short Answer

Courts do not keep any systemic records on basic criminal offences motivated by ethnic/racial or religious intolerance which does not provide coherent data.

Qualitative Info

Jurisprudence of Slovenian courts regarding Articles of the Criminal Code, specifically targeting hate crimes (Article 131 -violation of right to equality, Article 297- public incitement to hatred, violence or intolerance) is very scarce.

There were no convictions regarding the criminal offence of violation of right to equality (Article 131 of the Criminal Code) in years 2010, 2009 and 2008. In 2007 one person was convicted, the court in this case did not pass a sentence, it only issued a safety measure (a specific type of criminal sanction). 

There was also one conviction regarding the criminal offence of public incitement to hatred, violence or intolerance (Article 297 of the Criminal Code) in 2010. The available data shows that in this case the sentence from 3 to 6 months of imprisonment was passed (statistical category of the Statistical Office).


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Type (R/D) Extremism - organised Racist Violence
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