New activity from ENM France in CM / FRA report “Encouraging hate crime reporting – the role of law enforcement and other authorities”

Please see below communication in relation to the following points:

 

  1. New activity included by the French National School for the Judiciary (ENM) in Catalogue of Members activities
  2. Report of the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) : “Encouraging hate crime reporting – the role of law enforcement and other authorities”

 

1.The international department of the French National School for the Judiciary (Ecole Nationale de la Magistrature) is pleased to invite you to attend a penal law training session on ‘Economic and financial investigation’ ,

Under the supervision of Emmanuel CHIRAT, European Delegated Prosecutor, having served as a public prosecutor in the National Financial Prosecutor’s Office &

Cecile MEYER – FABRE, Senior investigating judge in the department in charge of financial investigations- Judicial Court of Paris.

 

The training session is oriented for foreign judges and is planned to take place  from 11 to 15 October 2021 in Paris, subject to the pandemic evolution.

 

This session aims to enable participants to :

– promote the criminal treatment of acts of economic and financial delinquency: detection, investigation, prosecution ;

– master the specificities of the criminal investigation in the field of economic and financial delinquency;

– measure the place taken by negotiated justice as a criminal response to economic and financial offences;

– acquire up-to-date knowledge, particularly in the fight against money laundering and corruption, as well as the seizure and confiscation of criminal assets;

– enrich their experience through practical cases and concrete illustrations.

 

Please see the draft programme in French and English 

They are also available on the web page of the activity :

Economic and financial investigations (CM/2021/143)

 

 

  • Number of available places for EJTN: 7
  • Languages in which the training will take place: EN/FR
  • Target audience: judges, investigators and legal professionals
  • Registration Deadline:  16 July 2021
  • Contact points: Emilie BREYNE – Project Officer in the International Department: emilie.breyne@justice.fr, Tel: +33 (0) 1 44 41 88 24

EJTN: Georgios Klis: georgios.klis@ejtn.eu

 

 

2.The EU Agency for Fundamental Rights( FRA) will publish the report “Encouraging hate crime reporting – the role of law enforcement and other authorities” on 7 July.

You can find the report under embargo by following this link with the password “hate-reporting-2021”: Embargoed downloads | European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (europa.eu)

 

The report finds that significant barriers to reporting hate crime across the EU hinder victims’ access to protection and justice. Many victims do not report attacks, as it is too difficult or they do not trust the police.

FRA calls on EU countries to encourage hate crime reporting, improve its recording and ensure victims can get support, protection and justice.

 

FRA calls on EU countries to remove barriers that prevent victims and witnesses of hate crimes from coming forward and to encourage reporting. The report highlights what needs to change to move towards a victim-centred approach so victims can get justice:

  • End discrimination and empower victims – EU countries need to empower victims and witnesses to come forward and report hate crimes. They need to tackle structural discrimination and prejudice in society, eliminate discriminatory policing, publicly condemn hate crime and raise victims’ awareness of their rights and support available.
  • Improve reporting, recording and referrals – EU countries need to make hate crime reporting easier, for example by enabling third-party or anonymous reporting. This needs to be coupled with improvements to national recording and data collection systems. Standardised referrals to and from support services would also better protect and support victims.
  • Build capacity to tackle hate crime – EU countries should provide practical guidance and training to the police, establish specialised hate crime units and ensure structured cooperation between law enforcement authorities, victim support organisations, civil society organisations and equality bodies.