FRANET: The rights and support of victims of hate crime
On behalf of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, and in cooperation with the German Institute for Human Rights, the efms is researching the current situation in Germany concerning hate crime. Hate crime is motivated by bias against a certain group in society. Victims are not attacked due to individual characteristics, but due to their perceived group membership.
The project accounts for the legal situation in Germany, the way the police deals with hate crime, and the existence and services of support organisations for victims of hate crime. The intended outcome is to provide an overview on how hate crime is dealt with in Germany. By leading expert interviews with representatives of the police, the justice system, and of victim support services, existing insights will be broadened.
Funding: European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA)
Completion: December 2013
Researcher: Luisa Seiler