EHRC investigation into antisemitism in the Labour Party

02 November 2020

The GB Equality and Human Rights Commission’s investigation identified serious failings by the Labour Party leadership in addressing antisemitism and an inadequate process for handling antisemitism complaints.

Despite the Labour Party making a commitment to zero-tolerance on antisemitism, the investigation has highlighted multiple areas where it failed to tackle the issue and therefore failed its members and the Jewish community.

The Party is responsible for three breaches of the Equality Act (2010) relating to:
•            Political interference in antisemitism complaints
•            Failure to provide adequate training to those handling antisemitism complaints
•            Harassment

The report states that the Party needs to instil a culture that encourages members to challenge inappropriate behaviour and to report antisemitism complaints.

The Commission has set out fair and achievable recommendations to help the Party make positive changes to its policies, processes and culture.

Read the report

Source: The Equality and Human Rights Commission

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