Antisemitism in Local Authorities

Gloucestershire County Council

International Definition of Antisemitism

The Council has told Campaign Against Antisemitism that it has adopted the International Definition of Antisemitism.

The Council said that the Definition was adopted on 27th January 2020.

As part of its response, the Council provided a press release dated 27th January 2020, which shows that the Definition was adopted.

There is no reference to the examples in the press release or Freedom of Information response and therefore we cannot assess with certainty whether the Definition has been adopted in full.

Campaign Against Antisemitism considers the examples to be integral to the Definition, without which an adoption is not complete. In a statement on 7th August 2018, the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance reiterated the integrality of the examples to the Definition.

The Council told Campaign Against Antisemitism: “Group Leaders signed the statement…on 27 January 2020…”

This information was obtained after Campaign Against Antisemitism submitted a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 on 18th August 2021, to which the Council responded on 9th September 2021.


No incidents relating to the Council’s officials or councillors have been reported to us, however we recognise that antisemitism is chronically underreported and it is possible that there are incidents that have not been reported. To report an incident, please contact us.