Seminar "Policing Hate Crime"

On 28 August 2006, Latvian Centre for Human Rights (LCHR) held a seminar "Policing Hate Crime" organized as a part of a three-year project on anti-discrimination capacity raising implemented by LCHR in partnership with Netherlands Helsinki Committee and funded by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MATRA funding).

Seminar Programme 

9:30 - 10:00 Registration and Coffee

10:00 – 10:05 Welcome and introduction. Ilze Brands Kehris, LCHR

10:05 – 10:10 Opening of seminar. Wicher Slagter, Netherlands Embassy

10:10 – 10:15 Address by Jos Kösters, Netherlands Helsinki Committee

Part 1: Hate crime: background and EU context

10:15 – 10:45 Hate crime – violent intolerance and search for effective solutions. Ilze Brands Kehris and Anhelita Kamenska, LCHR

10:45 – 11:15 Policing racist violence: situation and trends in EU member states. Dr. Robin Oakley, consultant on minorities (race) and criminal justice system, Honorary Research Fellow at the Centre for Ethnic Minority Studies, Royal Holloway – University of London

11:15 – 11:25 The emergence of hate crime in Latvia: recent developments. Dace Lukumiete, LCHR

Part 2: Victims’ perspective: at the receiving end of hate crime

11:25 – 12:15 Roundtable sharing experience: Introduction by Reverand Juris Cālītis, discussants from Afro-Lat (Christopher Ejugbo, Peter Mensah), Mozaika (Jolanta Cihanovicha, Laris Grava)

12:15 – 13:30 Lunch

Part 3: Policing hate crime: role and experience of police

13:30 – 14:00 The expression of intolerance in Latvia – trends and future expectations. Main tasks, objectives and methods of policing. Andris Dzenis, head of Riga State police

14:00 – 14:45 The case of Northern Ireland. Robin F Dempsey, Inspector, Community Safety Branch of Police Service of Northern Ireland

14:45 – 15:30 Hate crimes from a Swedish perspective. Eva Brännmark, Detective Super Intendent, Swedish National Police Board

15:30 – 15:50 Coffee break

15:50 – 16:50 The case of Amsterdam. Leo Wilde, Chief of the police program for multiculturalism and cohesion and Chief of the Vredesdetachment (Peace Force) of the Amsterdam police

16:50 – 17:15 Questions and discussion

17:15 – 17:45 Role of NGOs, best practice examples of NGO-police cooperation. Dr. Robin Oakley

17:45 – 18:00 Conclusions

18:00 Reception

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Publicēts: 2006-08-28