Important UN Report on ‘Combatting Antisemitism’ – September 2019
The UN Report on ‘Combatting Antisemitism to Eliminate Discrimination and Intolerance Based on Religion or Belief’ conducted by Ahmed Shaheed, UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief, was released on 23 September 2019.
The report is unprecedented, and is one of the rare times that the UN has addressed the issue of antisemitism seriously and in detail. Of note, the report states: “The Special Rapporteur stresses that antisemitism, if left unchecked by governments, poses risks not only to Jews, but also to members of other minority communities. Antisemitism is toxic to democracy and mutual respect of citizens and threatens all societies in which it goes unchallenged.”
Click here to read the UN Report: https://www.ohchr.org/Documents/Issues/Religion/A_74_47921ADV.pdf
There are many other official reports and studies on antisemitism, including the following:
University of Oslo study on Antisemitic Violence in Europe
This study “Antisemitic Violence in Europe, 2005-2015: Exposure and Perpetrators in France, UK, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Russia” provides information on antisemitism in Europe and on the perpetrators of antisemitic violence.
The study is authored by Johannes Due Enstad of the University of Oslo, and jointly published by the Center for Studies of the Holocaust and Religious Minorities and Center for Research on Extremism (C-REX), University of Oslo. Published June 2017.
European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) – study on antisemitism
The FRA report includes studies from several human rights bodies, including the ‘European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) – Council of Europe’. The study, “Antisemitism – Overview of data available in the European Union 2006–2016”, covers all 28 EU member states. Published November 2017.
EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) – antisemitism overview 2006-2016
ECAJ Report on Antisemitism in Australia 2018
The Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) produces an annual Report on Antisemitism in Australia, in full and condensed versions. The reports for 2018 are:
ECAJ Report on Antisemitism in Australia 2018 – condensed version
ECAJ Report on Antisemitism in Australia 2018 – full report