Hungary makes Joint Statement on Antisemitism at Human Rights Council

On the 2 July, 2018, at the United Nation's Human Rights Council’s 38th session in Geneva, Hungary delivered a join statement condemning the growing threat of antisemitism.

Initiated by Hungary, the declaration was delivered on behalf of 25 co-sponsors including Albania, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Japan, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Ukraine and the United Kingdom.

The statement was supported by the Federation of Jewish Communities in Hungary and the World Jewish Congress, which also worked to initiate and promote the statement.

“Jewish communities are enduring growing threats manifested in hate speech, harassment, vandalism and physical violence in several regions,” said Hungarian Ambassador Zsuzsanna Horváth. “Incidents of antisemitic violence targeting Jewish or non-Jewish individuals, their property as well as educational facilities, cultural and religious heritage sites are seen as attacks on our core values and identity.”

Read the full statement

A wide view of the Human Rights and Alliance of Civilizations Room at the Palais des Nations during the high-level segment of the Human Right Council’s thirty-fourth regular session. UN Photo/Elma Okic