In Justice: legal aid for hate crime victims

Nagrada u vrijednosti od 1000 eura 2014

Zemlja: Češka Republika

Regija: Provedba u cijeloj zemlji

Sektor: Civilno društvo / Društvena ekonomija

Polja: Prevencija nasilja

Nositelj projekta: In IUSTITIA, o.p.s.

Odgovorna osoba: Lucie Michalová

O čemu je riječ?

The project aims to provide social and legal counselling, legal representation and other services to hate crime victims - people who suffer verbal and/or physical assaults due to their race, color, religion, sexual orientation, age, health, political attitude and/or adherence to another social group (homeless people…).

Ocjena žirija

Unfortunately some groups of people with more or less visible common traits need to be protected from parts of the majority population: in the immediate aftermath of a so-called hate crime; preventively through (legal) information of potential victims and perpetrators; socio-politically through creation of awareness amongst political deciders and the men and women on the street. In IUSTICIA combines the different levels in a pioneering, socially innovative way: victims tell what has happened to them to reveal social patterns, the public debate makes it more difficult to hide behind taboos and will – hopefully! – make potential perpetrators think twice.