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Statement of the IHRA Chair, Ambassador Mihnea Constantinescu, regarding the outcome of the OSCE Ministerial Council in Hamburg.
At the Iasi Plenary Meetings, IHRA experts raised serious concerns about provisions in the existing and proposed legislation in Poland that could impact on Holocaust research. On the invitation of the Polish authorities, an IHRA expert working group visited Warsaw on 15 December to enter into dialogue with the relevant Polish stakeholders.
The IHRA Chair, Ambassador Mihnea Constantinescu, has issued a statement regarding the decision of the UK Government to formally adopt the IHRA Working Definition of Antisemitism.
The UK government is to formally adopt a definition of antisemitism based on the working definition of antisemitism adopted by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance on 26 May 2016.
On 3 December 2017, upon invitation of the Salzburg Global Seminar, the Head of the Austrian Delegation to the IHRA, Ambassador Michael Baier, participated in the Seminar’s Session 564 “Learning from the Past: Promoting Pluralism and Countering Extremism” where he introduced the IHRA and its outreach to non-IHRA countries.
UNESCO and the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) organized a roundtable in Paris on 6 December 2016 to examine current responses to prevent antisemitism amongst young people.
On Saturday 19 November 2016 Martina Maschke, Chair of the IHRA Committee on the Genocide of the Roma, and Gerhard Baumgartner, director of the Documentation Center of the Austrian resistance and member of the IHRA Committee attended the annual commemoration event in memory of the Austrian Roma and Sinti victims murdered during the NS-regime on the site of the former “gypsy camp” Lackenbach in the Federal State of Burgenland.
On 10 November the IHRA successfully concluded its second bi-annual Plenary meeting under the Romanian Chairmanship in Iasi.
On 10 November IHRA's 31 member countries accepted Italy's candidacy for the chairmanship of the IHRA in 2018.
The IHRA Committee on the Holocaust, Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity has published the report A Matter of Comparison which provides an analysis and overview of Holocaust programs and literature with a comparative focus.