OSCE meeting: Addressing intolerance, discrimination and hate crime

Left to right: Dr Elizabeta Kitanovic, CEC Executive Secretary for Human Rights, Ambassador Jakob Finci, President Jewish Community of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Elif Adam, Chairwoman, Dokustelle – Documentation and Counselling Center on Islamophobia and Anti-Muslim Racism, Austria and Tatjana Perić, Adviser on Combating Racism and Xenophobia, ODIHR. Photo: OSCE

CEC Executive Secretary for Human Rights Dr Elizabeta Kitanovic participated in the meeting titled “Addressing Intolerance, Discrimination and Hate Crime: Responses of Civil Society and Christian and Other Religious Communities”. The meeting held from 22 to 23 October in Geneva was organised by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR). 

This working-level meeting brought together 25 representatives of civil society, religious communities and inter-governmental organisations to discuss the situation of intolerance against Christians and other communities in the OSCE area. After sharing their experiences and good practices, participants gained practical skills on identifying and reporting hate incidents, as well as on submitting hate crime data to ODIHR.

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