Greece still stalling on implementing Hate crime legislation

Parliamentary review of a draft anti-racism law, which began in November 2013, has resumed following a four-month interruption and is expected to be debated in plenary in the coming days.

Proposed reforms would toughen criminal sanctions for incitement to hatred, discrimination, and violence. They would also criminalize denial of genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity. The bill fails to include measures to encourage reporting of violent hate crimes, though, or to ensure appropriate action by the police and judiciary to counter hate violence.

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