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Is policing reported to be adequate in terms of combating racist violence/hate crime effectively?

Key Area:
Anti-racist Crime Legislation & Implementation
20/12/2011 - 14:23
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Policing racist violence and hate crime is characterised by its strong focus on politically motivated crimes and, more specifically, on offences committed by perpetrators formally or informally affiliated with the extreme right-wing milieu. This narrow understanding has been criticised by several international bodies, such as ECRI (2009) the UN Special Raporteur on Contemporary Forms of Racism, who described it as a 'conceptual flaws' (UN General Assembly 2010, p. 10). The UN Special Rapporteur also urged the German government to provide training to, among others, police officers on identification and characterisation of hate crimes (UN General Assembly 2010, p. 2).



European Commission on Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) (2009), Fourth Country Report on Germany – fourth monitoring cycle.

United Nations General Assembly/Human Rights Council (2010) Report of the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerances, Githu Muigai. Mission to Germany.

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Type (R/D)
Key socio-economic / Institutional Areas Policing - law enforcement, Anti-discrimination, Anti-racism
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ECRI Report on Germany