New Report on Hate Crimes by the International Centre for the Prevention of Crime

“Hate Crimes Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity: An International Profile and Prevention Methods” is the second edition of the International Centre for the Prevention of Crime (ICPC) report on hate crimes, which addresses the issue of hate crimes.

These hate crimes have legal recognition in some regional and national instituions. The concept takes different forms, depending on the legal framework under which it is defined. Generally speaking, two elements are required to determine that a crime is a hate crime: it must be a criminal act, and it must be perpetrated against certain individuals or groups because of discriminatory motivation or prejudice.

The report has three objectives :

  • To provide an international overview of knowledge about hate crimes against LGBTQ+ communities ;
  • To outline practices for the prevention of hate crimes based on sexual orientation and gender identity ;
  • To make recommendations to address issues and priorities related to the theme.

About the International Centre for the Prevention of Crime

The mission of the International Centre for the Prevention of Crime is to support the development and implementation of practical and effective policies, programmes and projects aimed at reducing crime and delinquency in communities, cities and other public authorities and enhancing the sense of security.

Please note that the report is only available in French at the moment.

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