Employing the Working Definition
The Working Definition of Antisemitism is being utilized by various government and non-government agencies to train police, prosecutors, and judges and to inform civil society monitors and educators.
TRAINING AND EDUCATION
- The United Kingdom College of Policing uses the Working Definition in its Hate Crime Operational Guidance for police training.
- RIAS Berlin uses the Working Definition to train judiciary officials on how to identify antisemitism.
- The NGO CEJI- A Jewish Contribution to an Inclusive Europe holds an annual training for EU officials on antisemitism using the Working Definition.
- The Mauthausen Memorial in Austria (at the site of the former concentration camp) utilizes the Working Definition in its police training.
- The Berlin state police utilize the Working Definition for police training.
- Several NGOs in EU member states utilize the Working Definition in recording data on antisemitic hate crimes, including the UK’s Community Security Trust and Austria’s Forum Against Antisemitism.
- The OSCE’s Office of Democratic Institutions and Human Rights’ (ODIHR) practical guide on Understanding Antisemitic Hate Crimes and Addressing the Security Needs of Jewish Communities includes the IHRA Working Definition as a resource for its 57 participating States and recommends that governments collect sound data on antisemitism to develop evidence-based responses to counter it.