The Framework of Criminal Law
Legislation on Bias-motivated Violence: None
|Bias-motivated Violent Crimes as Specific Offenses||Bias as an Express General Aggravating Factor||Bias as an Aggravating Factor in Specific Common Crimes|
Bias Types Covered by Provisions on Aggravating Circumstances: N/A
|Race/National Origin/Ethnicity||Religion||Sexual Orientation||Gender||Disability||Other|
The Criminal Code of Greece contains provisions that expressly enable racist and other bias motives of the offender to be taken into account by the courts as an aggravating circumstance when sentencing.
Finally, Law 3719/2008, which entered into force in November 2008, provides that the commission of a crime on the basis of national, racial or religious hatred or hatred on the grounds of a different sexual orientation constitutes an aggravating circumstance.
 Written Contribution by the Greek Delegation, OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting, October 2008.