Stop Discrimination reported two physical assaults, including one in which a male wheelchair user was almost pushed into the sea, one incident of threats, two robberies and one theft.
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Report Data - Norway - 2014
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.
ILGA-Europe and the Norwegian LGBT Organization (LLH) reported a physical assault against a gay man, carried out by a group, in which a bottle was used.
The Norwegian LGBT Organization (LLH) reported that the Oslo police set up a specialist hate crime team and began recording crimes based on bias against gender identity.
The International Office for Migration (IOM) reported a physical assault against a man of Liberian origin, carried out by a group, in which he was attacked with a shovel and one death threat against a Norwegian woman married to a non-Norwegian man.
The UN Human Rights Council, in its Universal Periodic Review (UPR), recommended improving the collection of data and addressing the under-reporting of hate crimes. It also recommended providing additional resources to the Office of the Equality and Anti-Discrimination Ombudsperson in order to combat discrimination and hate crime against migrant Roma.
It its fifth report on Norway, the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) praised the Oslo police for creating a specialized hate crime unit, involving civil society organizations in police officer training and conducting regular dialogue with civil society. ECRI recommended the creation of an electronic system for recording and monitoring racist and homophobic/transphobic incidents and processing them through the judicial system.
ODIHR observes that Norway has not reported on hate crimes separately from cases of hate speech.
The Oslo Police Department will set up a specialized hate crime unit staffed with three agents. Police officers and civil society representatives have received training on hate crimes.
Authorities are working on implementating a new IT-based system to monitor and record hate crime. The new system will be put into operation in 2015, following the introduction of a new criminal code.