Increasing the Capacity of Law Enforcement Authorities to Tackle Racist Crime, Hate Crime and Homophobic Crime through Experiential Learning
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The project „Increasing the Capacity of Law Enforcement Authorities to Tackle Tacist Crime, Hate Crime and Homophobic Crime through Experiential Learning – EXPERIENCE CRIME” was coordinated by the Themistokles and Dimitris Tsatsos Foundation – Centre for European Constitutional Law (CECL) and co-funded by the European Union. The Hungarian Helsinki Committee participated in the project as a project partner. The project aimed at providing experiential, interactive and case-study based trainings on the efficient prosecution of hate crimes for judges, prosecutors, legal practitioners and police officers in Greece, Italy and Hungary. In the framework of the project, training materials were prepared in addition to a good practice manual.
The Hungarian Helsinki Committee contributed to the development of the training and all project-related materials and organized six trainings in Hungary. The trainings for lawyers were held on 21 January and 4 March of 2016, the trainings for judges and prosecutors took place on 2 and 21 March in Budapest, and the trainings for police were held on 9-10 in Miskolc and 23-24 March of 2016 in Szeged.
The trainings for judges and prosecutors were organized with the contribution of the Hungarian Judicial Academy and the Chief Prosecutor’s Office. The police trainings were organized with the contribution of the Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County and the Csongrád County Police Headquarters.
More information about the trainings is available in Hungarian at the following pages:
In addition to the above trainings, the Hungarian Helsinki Committee organized the trip of one representative of each Hungarian target group to the three-day advanced training organized by the Dutch project partner Art.1/RADAR in Rotterdam.
The closing project event in Hungary was an informal professional workshop, which provided a forum for representatives of the target groups to exchange their ideas and experiences about current issues related to the efficient prosecution of hate crimes.
The project was co-funded by the European Union.