ODIHR recognizes France’s efforts to address hate crimes in a comprehensive manner, and improve its hate crime data collection. However, based on available information, it observes that France’s hate crime recording and statistics do not sufficiently distinguish hate crimes from other crimes. In addition, ODIHR observes that France would benefit from enhancing its efforts to build the capacity of prosecutors and judges to prosecute and sentence hate crimes.
Recognizing and recording bias motives essential to counter hate crime and restore victims’ trust, OSCE human rights office says
WARSAW, 16 November 2023 – Launching its annual Hate Crime Report on today’s International Day for Tolerance, the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) emphasized the importance of identifying the underlying bias motives of hate crimes in order to diminish the impact on victims and assist their recovery.