ODIHR’s tool on understanding and responding to antisemitic hate crime

FRA took part in a consultative meeting in Vienna on 20 April on antisemitic hate crime, organised by the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR).

ODIHR aims to create a tool to collect data on antisemitic hate crime. The tool should help governments fulfil their commitments to provide a comprehensive, victim-focused response to antisemitic hate crime through data collection. It will focus on raising awareness of government officials on the impact of antisemitic hate crimes on Jewish communities, and on capacity building. The meeting was attended by more than 30 representatives of civil society, Jewish organisations, the European Commission and the Council of Europe. During the workshop, participants explored the impacts of antisemitic attacks on Jewish communities in the wake of recent attacks in Paris and Copenhagen, identified features of antisemitic hate crime and areas for closer collaboration between Jewish communities and governments in preventing, and responding to antisemitic hate crime.