Report on Anti-Semitism, by the Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion (excerpts), 2019

IV. Key findings


F. Government measures that may infringe upon freedom of religion or belief


Non-stunned slaughter is banned in Slovenia67 and is highly regulated in Austria, Cyprus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Slovakia.68

68 See


G. Monitoring and reporting antisemitism


50. The aforementioned myriad forms of antisemitism are reflected in the working definition of antisemitism adopted by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance in 2016.76 The product of an initiative first undertaken in 2005 by the European Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia, the working definition was developed as a non-legal tool to facilitate more accurate and uniform monitoring of antisemitism across the countries that have adopted it and to educate officials and the broader public about the diverse forms of antisemitism

76 See


53. The definition has been adopted by a number of countries and agencies, 77 [..]

77 As at August 2019, the working definition had been adopted by Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Czechia, France, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Lithuania, North Macedonia, the Netherlands, the Republic of Moldova, Romania, Slovakia and the United Kingdom. It is also used by the United States Department of State and Department of Education, and by the Ministry of Education of Greece.

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