The Council has told Campaign Against Antisemitism that it has adopted the International Definition of Antisemitism, but it has not provided evidence to support its claim. It was not clear from the Council’s response whether the examples were adopted.
The Council said that the Definition was adopted on an unknown date in 2019.
The Council has told Campaign Against Antisemitism: “The IHRA definition has not been formally adopted at any particular meeting. It was adopted and embodied in all relevant Council policies and practice at the direct instruction of the Leader of the Council following discussion and in agreement of the Borough’s Chief Executive.”
This information was obtained after Campaign Against Antisemitism submitted a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 on 21st July 2021, to which the Council responded on 21st June 2022. We sought an update from the Council on the date and evidence of adoption. On 30th September 2022, the Council told Campaign Against Antisemitism: “…we hold no further information that would answer your further questions”.