Stop Discrimination reported five physical assaults, including one committed by a group against a man with learning disabilities and one incident causing serious injuries to a man in a wheelchair; two incidents of vandalism, including one in which an assistance vehicle was damaged; and a robbery against a woman in a wheelchair.
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Report Data - Norway - 2015
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.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported a physical assault, in which two Kurdish men were attacked by a group; and two arson attacks on reception centres for asylum-seekers.
In its "Concluding observations on the combined twenty-first and twenty-second periodic reports of Norway", the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) recommended that a clear definition of hate crime be adopted in the Criminal Code, that a national system for registering hate crimes be established, that data on hate crimes be provided, that law enforcement be trained, and that all hate crimes be effectively investigated and prosecuted.
ODIHR observes that Norway has not reported on hate crimes separately from cases of hate speech.