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Have public servants been reported as being perpetrators of racist violence/hate crime?

Code:
RED32
Key Area:
Anti-racist Crime Legislation & Implementation
Strand(s):
Racism
18/01/2012 - 19:10
Short Answer

Yes.

Qualitative Info

In its second report (2002), ECRI noted cases of excessive use of force on the part of the police against members of minority groups, including Roma and noncitizens. Although no systematic monitoring is carried out of possible racist or racially discriminatory police behaviour, the Slovenian authorities have researched the complaints filed with the police and found that in the very few cases where racism or racial discrimination might be thought to have played a part, the allegations were found to be unsubstantiated.

Statisti─Źni urad Republike Slovenije (SURS) [Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia], which is the most comprehensive source of data on criminal offences handled by the prosecution service and courts, among other records the number of criminal offences, reported to the prosecutor’s offices, disaggregated by different criminal offences according to the Criminal Code. The data of the Statistical Office shows that in 2010 six cases of criminal offences of violation of right to equality, committed by an official through the abuse of office or official authority were reported. In all six cases charges were dismissed by the prosecutor's office. The data for previous years also show that all such charges were dismissed, except for 2006 where in one case the perpetrator was unknown and criminal proceedings did not continue (3 in 2009, 13 in 2008, 3 in 2007, 4 in 2006).

It is important to emphasise that these cases may include all types of officials and violations of right to equality on all grounds protected by the Criminal Code (nationality, race, skin colour, religion, ethnic roots, gender, language, political or other beliefs, sexual orientation, financial situation, birth, genetic heritage, education, social position or any other circumstance), since the data is not disaggregated.


Source: http://www.stat.si/; http://hudoc.ecri.coe.int/XMLEcri/ENGLISH/Cycle_02/02_CbC_eng/02-cbc-slovenia-eng.pdf; http://hudoc.ecri.coe.int/XMLEcri/ENGLISH/Cycle_03/03_CbC_eng/SVN-CbC-III-2007-5-ENG.pdf

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Groups affected/interested Migrants, Refugees, Roma & Travelers, Muslims, Ethnic minorities, Religious minorities, Linguistic minorities, Majority, Asylum seekers, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender, Persons with disability, Africans/black people, National minorities
Type (R/D) Extremism - organised Racist Violence, Anti-migrant/xenophobia, Anti-semitism, Islamophobia, Afrophobia, Arabophobia, Anti-roma/zinghanophobia, Religious intolerance, Inter-ethnic, Intra-ethnic, Nationalism, Homophobia, On grounds of disability, On grounds of other belief, Anti-roma/ romaphobia, Xenophobia
Key socio-economic / Institutional Areas Policing - law enforcement
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