The Enhancing Stakeholder Awareness and Resources for Hate Crime Victim Support (EStAR) project – has been implemented for two years by the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) together with the Association of Counseling Centers for Victims of Right-wing, Racist and Antisemitic Violence in Germany (VBRG). EStAR has focused on raising awareness about the needs of hate crime victims and how to strengthen hate crime victim support structures.

The EStAR final conference will address hate crime prevention, the impact of hate crimes, community-police relations, trauma-informed victim support, criminal and restorative justice solutions and on and offline support to victims of hate.

As one of the highlights, key EStAR recommendations developed for policy- and decision-makers, advisers, analysts, and researchers, both on the international and national levels, will be showcased to support transformation of hate crime victims’ rights into practical reality.

Here you can find information about the agenda, the speakers and other background information:

About EStAR

Hate crime victim support is an essential and often overlooked component of a comprehensive hate crime response. ODIHR’s EStAR project equips state and non-state actors with the necessary tools and resources to ensure that hate crime victims are protected, enjoy full access to justice and receive tailored specialist support. The project set up a Network of Experts as a framework to share international standards and good practices while ensuring that the resources reach those who need them. Since 2020, the project is being implemented by ODIHR – across 41 OSCE participating States – in partnership with VBRG. Learn more…

The project „Enhancing Stakeholder Awareness and Resources for Hate Crime Victim Support (EStAR)“
is co-financed by European Union’s Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (2014-2020)
and the Federal Government of Germany.