Paul Giannasi OBE

paul giannasi profile imagePolice Superintendent and Manager of the UK Government Hate Crime Programme 

Paul is a Police Superintendent working within the Ministry of Justice in the United Kingdom. He leads the cross-government Hate Crime Programme which brings all sectors of government together to coordinate efforts to improve the response to hate crime from across the criminal justice system. Paul is the UK National Point of Contact to the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights on hate crime and has worked to share good practice within the OSCE region and within Africa.

Paul is also a member of the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) Hate Crime Group and is the author of the 2014 ACPO Hate Crime Manual which offers guidance to all UK police officers and partners. He is also the co-editor of the 2014 Routledge International Handbook on Hate Crime.

Paul was awarded an OBE in the 2014 New Year's Honours list for services to policing, equality and human rights.