Article 87(21)

A hate crime shall mean a criminal offence committed on account of race, colour, religion, national or ethnic origin, language, disability, gender, sexual orientation or gender identity of another person. Unless a more severe penalty is explicitly prescribed by this Act, such conduct shall be taken as an aggravating circumstance.


Official Gazette number: 125/2011, 144/2012, 56/2015, 61/2015, 101/17)