Since the adoption of the IHRA’s working definition of antisemitism in 2016, this practical tool has been used to raise awareness of the various ways antisemitism can manifest itself, helping individuals, organizations and government bodies better identify – and address – antisemitism in their societies. The working definition of antisemitism, adopted by consensus, represents a shared understanding of the key issue of antisemitism among the IHRA’s Member Countries.
The IHRA working definition has since been used in a variety of fields. It features in training programs for police and judges, helps organizations better monitor antisemitic incidents, supports decision-making processes, aids in the identification of aspects of antisemitism, and helps direct funding to civil society and human rights organizations. Despite this significant impact, a compilation of examples of good practice had hitherto been lacking.
Read the full text of the IHRA’s non-legally binding working definition of antisemitism and learn more about this important tool with FAQs.