Tag Archives: ODIHR

5.7.2014, OSCE – OSCE/ODIHR trains civil society and law enforcement in Italy on combatting hate crime

Strategies for combatting and reporting hate crimes were the focus of two training events – one for Italian civil society activists and the other for law enforcement officers – organized by the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) in Rome from 30 June to 4 July 2014. At the civil society training event, 27 participants from regions ... Read More »

2.7.2014, OSCE – Michael Georg Link takes up post as new ODIHR director

Michael Georg Link of Germany assumed his new duties on Tuesday as director of the OSCE’s Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR). Beginning his tenure as ODIHR director, Link stressed that OSCE participating States laid the foundation for the Office’s work to protect and promote respect for fundamental freedoms and human rights at the very beginning of the ... Read More »

30.6.2014, OSCE – OSCE Chairperson-in-Office expresses gratitude to outgoing ODIHR Director Lenarčič

OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Swiss Foreign Minister Didier Burkhalter, today expressed his gratitude to Ambassador Janez Lenarčič of Slovenia, the outgoing Director of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), for his work over the last six years. Lenarčič’s diplomatic experience and tireless commitment to the promotion of democratic elections, respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms, tolerance and ... Read More »

17.6.2014, OSCE – OSCE/ODIHR launches Hate Crime Reporting website

The OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) today launched its Hate Crime Reporting website, transforming its annual hate crime report into an interactive and user-friendly resource. The new website, which can be found at http://hatecrime.osce.org/, provides users with all of the materials and data contained in the paper report – “Hate Crimes in the OSCE Region – Incidents ... Read More »

12.6.2014, OSCE – OSCE/ODIHR Director and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights sign declaration on enhancing co-operation in human dimension

Ambassador Janez Lenarčič, Director of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), and Navi Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, agreed to enhance co-operation between their institutions in a joint declaration signed in Geneva today. The declaration lays the grounds for greater combined work by ODIHR and the Office of the High Commissioner for ... Read More »

10.6.2014, OSCE – Political will the key to ensuring the protection of human rights defenders, say participants at OSCE conference in Bern

Political will on the part of states and genuine partnership with civil society are necessary to ensure that human rights defenders can effectively play their vital role in ensuring and promoting respect for human rights, fundamental freedoms, democracy and the rule of law in the OSCE area, said participants at an OSCE conference in Bern today. The two-day conference “The ... Read More »

2.6.2014, OSCE – Teaching of the Roma and Sinti genocide is crucial to addressing discrimination, say participants at OSCE meeting

Teaching about the history of the Roma and Sinti genocide at the hands of the Nazis should be promoted as one element in countering the discrimination Roma communities face today, as well as in order to pay respect for the victims, participants said at an expert meeting in Warsaw on 2 June 2014. The meeting, organized by the OSCE Office ... Read More »