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Working Definition of Antisemitism

On 26 May 2016 in Bucharest, the Plenary of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) adopted a non-legally binding working definition of antisemitism under the Romanian Chairmanship. T...

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Hungary makes Joint Statement on Antisemitism at Human Rights Council

On the 2 July, 2018, at the United Nation's Human Rights Council’s 38th session in Geneva, Hungary delivered a join statement condemning the growing threat of antisemitism. Initiated by Hungary, the...

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Romania adopts special legislation on combatting of antisemitism

On 20 June, 2018, the Romanian Chamber of  Deputies adopted a law that specifically combats antisemitism. The law incriminates the promotion of antisemitic ideas, the distribution and dissemination of...

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Combatting Antisemitism through education

On 14 September 2017, the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) organized a side-event entitled Combatting Antisemitism through education, in Vienna in cooperation with the...

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Expert Meeting on addressing antisemitism through education

On 13 July, 2017, some 50 experts, including representatives of governments, international organizations and the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA), met to discuss effective practices...

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Germany passes bill to curb Holocaust denial in social media

2 July, Berlin. The German Parliament passed a law that requires social media platforms to remove material with obviously illegal content and fake defamatory “news” or be subjected to heavy fines,...

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Addressing antisemitism through education in Moldova

The importance of combating antisemitism through education in Moldova was the focus of a roundtable discussion organized by the OSCE Mission to Moldova and the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions...

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Code of Conduct: One Year On

One year ago, the European Commission and four major social media platforms announced a Code of Conduct on countering illegal online hate speech. It included a series of commitments by Facebook,...

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European Parliament calls on countries to adopt working definition of antisemitism

On 1 June 2017 the European Parliament voted to adopt a resolution calling on member states and their institutions to adopt and apply the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance working...

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Romania Adopts Working Definition of Antisemitism

According to a Memorandum approved by the Romanian Government on the 25 May, Romania has adopted the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) working definition of antisemitism which was...

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