Glossary

The deliberate process of influencing those who make or have responsibility for implementing policy decisions. As such, the word ‘advocacy’ is quite pliable and is used variously to suit organisational agendas. It is understood in terms of the work...
Criteria that can assist law enforcement professionals in determining whether a particular crime should be classified as a bias/hate crime. These criteria are not all-inclusive, and each case must be examined on its own facts and circumstances.
A bias or hate crime or hate-motivated incident can be based on one of the following motivations: race/ethnicity, religion/faith, nationality, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other grounds.
Acronym for Civil Society Organisation
The term documentation can have different meanings, depending on the geographical context or the field in which it is employed. It is important to stress that documenting is a process that includes different steps, which can vary depending on the...
Forms of expression that are motivated by, demonstrate or encourage hostility towards a group or a person because of their membership of that group. Since hate speech may encourage or accompany hate crimes, the two concepts are interlinked. States...
An act that involves prejudice and bias of the sort described above but does not amount to a crime is described as a “hate-motivated incident”. The term describes acts motivated by prejudice ranging from those that are merely offensive to those...
“Human rights defender” is a term applied broadly to a person who acts to promote or protect human rights, individually or in concert with others. Human rights defenders, whether individuals or members of CSOs, are identified, above all, by what...
Acronym for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex people.
A broad term describing the active collection, verification and use of information to address human rights problems. Human rights monitoring includes observing and gathering information about incidents and events (elections, trials, demonstrations,...
The systematic recording of radio and television broadcasts, the collection of press clippings from print media, and data from online information sources.
In the context of hate incidents recording means the police is keeping a log, or record, of all hate crimes/ incidents that have been experienced and reported by people. It involves taking down key information that relates to these incidents, such...
A person, who becomes the victim of a hate crime or incident, may already have been the victim on a number of occasions. Previous incidents may not have been reported to the police for a variety of reasons and as such, when an incident is reported,...
At all stages, from initial notification of a hate crime/ hate-motivated incident to the conclusion of any investigation, there may be risks to the safety and well-being of victims and witnesses. An important risk factor (for police and CSOs) is the...
When a person is the victim of a hate crime and they perceive a lack of commitment or understanding in the response from the police, this can have the effect of victimising them for a second time. Whether they are in fact receiving such a level of...
Commonly agreed guidelines which define the specifications, characteristics and forms of application of the essential aspects of a process or a method.
The aims of having third party reporting is to increase reporting of hate crime and to increase the flow of intelligence from the different communities whose members suffer from hate motivated incidents/crime. These are achieved by providing members...
A victim of a hate motivated incident/hate crime is a person that has suffered of any incident, which may or may not constitute a criminal offence, which is perceived by the victim or any other person, as being motivated by prejudice or hate based...
The perception of the victim or any other person is the defining factor in determining a hate incident. The apparent lack of motivation as the cause of an incident is not relevant as it is the perception of the victim or any other person that counts...

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Facing all the Facts! is co-ordinated by CEJI – A Jewish Contribution to an Inclusive Europe.

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