Decision details

Adoption of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance Definition of Antisemitism

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Purpose:

Lancashire County Council received a letter dated 15 October 2019 from the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government (Rt. Hon. Robert Jenrick MP), encouraging council leaders in England, to formally adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance working definition of antisemitism.

 

The Community Security Trust is the leading organisation monitoring and supporting victims of antisemitism. Community Security Trust figures reflect the Home Office official statistics from October 2019, which show that 18% of religiously motivated hatred is targeted at Jewish people - up from 12% in 2018 - and that, per capita, Jewish people were most likely to report experiencing hatred.

 

Decision:

The Cabinet approved the recommendation(s) as set out in the report.

 

Date of decision: 16/01/2020

Effective from: 22/01/2020