Hate crimes

Click HERE to report hate crime or hate speech.

Attention! This form is not an emergency request form. If you are in immediate danger situation – contact the State Police by calling 110.

Fill out this form of you need legal advice or legal aid from the Latvian Centre for Human Rights in case of hate crime/hate speech. Legal advice and aid are provided free of charge.  

Hate crime is a criminal offence motivated by prejudice or hostility based on victim's race/skin colour, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, religion or belief, disability, gender, gender identity or similar features. E.g. psychical attack, property damage, threats etc.

Hate speech is all types of expression that incite, promote, spread or justify violence, hatred or discrimination against a person or group of persons, or that denigrates them, by reason of their real or attributed personal characteristics or status such as “race”, colour, language, religion, nationality, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity and sexual orientation.

Read more about hate crimes and hate speech here 

The reporting form is improved and free legal aid is provided in the framework of a project “On the way to more tolerant society: awareness, education, support and cooperation” funded by the Island, Lichtenstein and Norway through EEA / Norwegian grant programme "Active Citizens Fund".

Hate crimes