The OSCE Chairmanship’s Personal Representative on Combating Racism, Xenophobia and Discrimination, also Focusing on Intolerance and Discrimination against Christians and Members of Other Religions, Judge Catherine McGuinness, together with the other Personal Representatives of the Chairmanship, made a country visit to Norway. She emphasized the importance of improving the collection of accurate data on hate crimes.
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Report Data - Norway - 2012
The Police Directorate has issued guidelines for registering hate crimes for use by all police officers when receiving reports of hate crimes.
The authorities have continued implementing two action plans: the Action Plan against Anti-Semitism 2016-2020; and the LGBTI Action Plan: Safety, Diversity, Openness 2017-2020, on countering discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.
ODIHR observes that Norway has not reported on hate crimes separately from cases of hate speech.
The Norwegian Government published a new action plan on crime prevention for the period 2013-2016, which includes an objective to improve the quality and functionality of the system of registration and reporting of hate crime in Norway.
Official figures record 39 crimes motivated by anti-religious bias without differentiation by faith.