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Report of the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, implementation of General Assembly resolution 65/199, A/HRC/18/44, 21 July 2011

II. Good practices developed at the national level to counter extremist political parties, movements and groups, including neo-Nazis and skinhead groups, and similar extremist ideological movements

13. Other positive examples identified include the training of law enforcement agents. The Special Rapporteur notes in particular that, in some cases, compulsory human rights training sessions were developed for the judiciary and that specific units to deal with hate crimes and racism were also established, including, for instance, in the Public Prosecutor’s Office.

The Special Rapporteur also notes with interest that some countries have developed data-collection systems on hate crimes, including hate crimes committed against individuals on the grounds of race, colour, ethnicity, origin or minority status, citizenship, language, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender or transgender. It was also reported that some States specifically collect data on racist crimes committed by members of extremist groups.

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