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VICTIM OR SUSPECT - A QUESTION OF COLOUR

VICTIM OR SUSPECT - A QUESTION OF COLOUR

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VICTIMORSUSPECTAQUESTIONOFCOLOUR
RACIALDISCRIMINATIONINTHEAUSTRIANJUSTICESYSTEM
 
AmnestyInternationalisaglobalmovementof2.2millionpeopleinmorethan150countriesandterritorieswhocampaigntoendgraveabusesofhumanrights.OurvisionisforeverypersontoenjoyalltherightsenshrinedintheUniversalDeclarationofHumanRightsandotherinternationalhumanrightsstandards.Weareindependentofanygovernment,politicalideology,economicinterestorreligionfundedmainlybyourmembershipandpublicdonations.
AmnestyInternationalPublicationsFirstpublishedin2009byAmnestyInternationalPublicationsInternationalSecretariatPeterBenensonHouse1EastonStreetLondonWC1X0DWUnitedKingdomwww.amnesty.org©AmnestyInternationalPublications2009Index:EUR13/002/2009Originallanguage:EnglishPrintedbyAmnestyInternational,InternationalSecretariat,UnitedKingdomAllrightsreserved.Thispublicationiscopyright,butmaybereproducedbyanymethodwithoutfeeforadvocacy,campaigningandteachingpurposes,butnotforresale.Thecopyrightholdersrequestthatallsuchuseberegisteredwiththemforimpactassessmentpurposes.Forcopyinginanyothercircumstances,orforre-useinotherpublications,orfortranslationoradaptation,priorwrittenpermissionmustbeobtainedfromthepublishers,andafeemaybepayable.
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CONTENTS
1. INTRODUCTION.......................................................................................................52. AUSTRIA’S OBLIGATIONS UNDER INTERNATIONAL LAW...........................................91. The prohibition of racial discrimination....................................................................92. The prohibition of cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment...................103. BACKGROUND.......................................................................................................121. Ethnic Minorities in Austria..................................................................................122. Racism and Xenophobia in Austria.........................................................................123. The involvement of sub-Saharan Africans in drug-related crime................................134. RELEVANT PROVISIONS OF AUSTRIAN LAW............................................................161. The prohibition of racial discrimination in Austrian law............................................162. The prohibition of racially motivated offences.........................................................163. The prohibition of discrimination by law enforcement agencies.................................174. The prohibition of torture and other ill-treatment and abuse of authority by lawenforcement officials...............................................................................................175. Complaints against law-enforcement officials..........................................................175. INDICATORS OF INSTITUTIONAL RACISM WITHIN AUSTRIANLAW ENFORCEMENT MECHANISMS............................................................................201.Incidents of racist abuse and ill-treatment of members of ethnic minorities by lawenforcement officials...............................................................................................202. The response to police ill-treatment of members of ethnic minorities........................243. Ethnic Profiling...................................................................................................374 The response to crimes against members of ethnic minorities....................................386. THE RECRUITMENT OF POLICE OFFICERS FROM ETHNIC MINORITY COMMUNITIES50

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