Hate Crimes in the OSCE Region


Hate crimes, discrimination, and intolerance threaten the security of individuals and communities, as well as societal cohesion. Violent acts against particular groups and communities continue to be a concern for the 57 participating States of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). They have passed commitments to address these issues in domestic legal frameworks, leading to the intersection of international and national legal frameworks. Please join representatives from the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), Human Rights First, and the Anti-Defamation League for a discussion of the commitments made by all OSCE participating States to document, investigate, and prosecute hate crimes, as well as the tools and best practices available to assist states to meet their commitments.


  • Christie J. Edwards, Deputy Head, Tolerance and Non-Discrimination Department, ODIHR
  • Melissa Hooper, Director, Human Rights and Civil Society, Human Rights First
  • Mischa E. Thompson (moderator), Senior Policy Advisor, US Helsinki Commission
  • David A. Weinberg, Washington Director for International Affairs, Anti-Defamation League 

This event is free and open to the public but registration is required.

Lunch will be served prior to the panel discussion.

Date and Location

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm
American Society of International Law
Address 1: 
2223 Massachusetts Avenue NW
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