Inclusive policing and Hate Crime 

When violence is racially motivated, the European Court of Human Rights has interpreted the European Convention as a living instrument, providing victims of hate crimes a greater opportunity to reaffirm the duty of states to investigate, prosecute and convict hate crime perpetrators by sanctioning them adequately.
However, addressing hate crime effectively requires the involvement and commitment of a wide range of actors, including adequate policing. This is the reason why Council of Europe cooperation activities to address hate crimes have long seen the police, as essential stakeholders in this process. Capacity building activities aim at supporting police forces capable not only of facilitating the swift investigations/follow up to racially motivated violence but also of building trust between its staff and members of the communities targeted by these crimes in order to reduce hate crime underreporting.

Types of support we provide include :

 Training courses