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Canton Sarajevo Ministry of Interior and Prosecutor’s Office together in combating hate crimes

Sarajevo Open Centre, with the financial support of the Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Netherlands to the OSCE in Vienna, in cooperation with OSCE in BiH, on 18 and 19 October 2018, held the joint two-day education for police officers of the Canton Sarajevo Ministry of Interior (MoI) and prosecutors within the Canton Sarajevo Prosecutor’s Office. The training, named Prejudice as motives of hate crimes tackled these crimes, focusing on minority groups that are especially targeted by these hate crimes in BiH – lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) persons, Roma people, returnees, as well as religious and sacral objects.

One More Success: Every Cantonal Ministry of Internal Affairs Educated their police officers about Hate Crime

During 2016, Sarajevo Open Centre was advocating with every Cantonal Ministry of Internal Affairs in Federation of BiH to include hate crime modules into their permanent and obligatory trainings in 2017. Police officers in every single Ministry of Internal Affairs are obligated to participate in these trainings. When it comes to educating police officers, in last few years Sarajevo Open Centre has worked on the topic of hate crime in many different ways and with high intensity.

The Structure of a Crime

Being a fighter for human rights and truth in a country with fresh wounds that still have blood from a recent war is, in the least, dangerous. Nikola Kuridža, a young activist of the Center Kvart from Prijedor, realized this in the most brutal way.

The apprentices of the courts and prosecutors’ offices of Sarajevo and Banja Luka went through training on hate crimes

Sarajevo Open Centre, continuing trainings for police bodies, prosecutors and judges, on 29 and 30 November 2017, in Sarajevo, organised one more training, the topic being “Hate Crimes towards lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) persons – experience from BiH and the Region”, this time for the interns of the Municipality/Basic and Cantonal/District courts and prosecutors’ offices of Sarajevo and Banja Luka.

Module on hate crime in the permanent education of Zeničko-Dobojski and Tuzlanski Canton Ministry of Interior

The Zeničko-Dobojski Canton MoI officially informed us that in the period from 27 September – 14 November 2017 all the police officers will go through the education on hate crime. The same news we got from Tuzla Canton MoI – that the education is going to be implemented from September 2017, and that it will continue in 2018 as well. We are happy that the MoIs have recognized the importance of the education of police officers on hate crime.

OSLOBOĐENJE: Train the Trainer programme for the Police of the Federation of BiH has turned out very productive

After last year’s successful completion of the Train the Trainer programme for the police officers of the Cantonal Ministries of Interior (MoI) and the representatives of the Police Academy of the Federation of BiH, this year every Cantonal MoI has to implement education programmes on hate crime. The mentioned education programmes should be implemented in the scope of their permanent trainings that are mandatory for each and every police officer of each MoI. Sarajevo Open Centre has advocated with every MoI in particular and made constant pressure directed towards introducing the module on hate crime into the programme of mandatory education, in which we have, to our great pleasure, succeeded.

Train the Trainer programme for the Police of the Federation of BiH has turned out very productive

These days we are in contact with all the Cantonal MoI’s, in order to see how things are progressing. The information we have is that some of the MoI’s have already implemented the education on hate crime, some are in the process of implementation at the moment, and the others will implement them by the end of 2017. So, in the regular and mandatory topics for educating the police officers of FBiH each Cantonal MoI has included the module on hate crime.