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Greece: Measures adopted to enhance hate crime investigations

Strasbourg 14 June 2022
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The Committee of Ministers ended its supervision of execution of the ECHR judgment in Sakir concerning mainly ineffective criminal investigations into the racially motivated assault suffered by the migrant applicant in 2009.

Following the Court’s judgment, the authorities implemented a wide range of general measures to prevent similar violations, including: amendment of the definition of and strengthened penalties for hate crime; setting up of specialised police departments and prosecutors tasked with the investigation of hate crime; further training for prosecutors and judges on the application of the legislation on hate crime; establishment of  the National Council against Racism and Intolerance (an advisory inter-ministerial body tasked with developing policies against racism and promoting initiatives aimed at protecting individuals and groups against hate crime).

  Final resolution

 Action report (French only) 

 Country factsheet - Greece