Physical violence on ground of sexual orientation.

(Application no. 50231/13), 9 May 2014 

Find Court’s communication here.

  • The applicant complained of the lack of an appropriate procedural response of the Croatian authorities to an act of violence by a private party motivated by her sexual orientation.
  • ILGA-Europe together with the AIRE Centre and the ICJ provided an overview of the prevalence and nature of homophobic and transphobic hate crimes in Council of Europe member states. They presented a survey of international, EU and comparative law on the procedural and substantive obligations of member states to investigate such crimes, including a possible bias motive, and, when determining sanctions, to take proper account of the bias motive. 

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