The announcement came in advance of Croatia’s assumption of the Presidency of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) in 2023-24.
In a statement, the Government said: “Ahead of the Croatian presidency of the IHRA, and contemporary challenges in opposing the distortion of the truth about the Holocaust and the suppression of antisemitism and anti-Roma racism, the Government has established a National Coordination Body of the IHRA Presidency and the Secretariat of the IHRA Presidency.
“During its session on Friday, the Croatian Government adopted the legally non-binding working definition of antisemitism, the definition of Holocaust denial and distortion, and the definition of anti-Romani racism and discrimination of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA).”
Campaign Against Antisemitism applauds the decision, which demonstrates the Croatian Government’s solidarity with the Jewish community at this worrying time for Jews in Europe.
Britain was the first country in the world to adopt the International Definition, something for which Campaign Against Antisemitism and Lord Pickles worked hard over many meetings with officials at Downing Street. Serbia joins a growing list of national governments and public bodies to use the Definition.