Running through Hurdles: Obstacles in the Access to Justice for Victims of Anti-LGBTI Hate Crimes (2018)
By reviewing the legal and policy frameworks and analyzing the institutional deficiencies in reporting and recording anti-LGBTI hate crime and access to victim support in ten EU countries, the report sheds much needed light on the obstacles to the accessing justice faced by victims of anti-LGBTI hate crimes in the EU.
The report responds to the following key questions:
- Why is the number of reported anti-LGBTI crimes in Europe so low?
- What are the barriers to reporting?
- How are victims’ rights protected?
- What do states do to encourage victims and witnesses to come forward?
- How are police, NGOs and support services prepared to deal with anti-LGBTI hate crimes?
- What regional differences in the response to anti-LGBTI hate crime can be observed?