“The LawsAndFamilies Database is a comparative law research project focused on the different...
The first training of trainers on policing hate crimes against LGBTI persons is taking place in...
Strasbourg 8-10 June 2017
The Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) Unit, the Support Team of the Special...
Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI)
The Council of Europe is the continent’s leading human rights organisation. It includes 47 member states, 28 of which are members of the European Union. All Council of Europe member states have signed up to the European Convention on Human Rights, a treaty designed to protect human rights, democracy and the rule of law. The European Court of Human Rights oversees the implementation of the Convention in the member states.
The Council of Europe standards and mechanisms seek to promote and ensure respect for the human rights of every individual. These include equal rights and dignity of all human beings, including lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) persons.
Policing Hate Crime against LGBTI persons: Training for a Professional Police Response
The new manual “Policing Hate Crime against LGBTI persons: Training for a Professional Police Response” is now available on this website.
This manual is designed for police trainers, investigators, managers, hate crime officers and frontline police officers working in countries across the Council of Europe. It builds on Council of Europe standards and its purpose is to provide assistance, information and appropriate tools for conducting trainings on hate crime against LGBTI persons, to help improve law enforcement officials’ substantive knowledge on hate crime against LGBTI people and strengthen their capacity and practical skills to investigate such hate crimes.