ADL Provides Guidance at Meeting of Hate Crime Experts
Warsaw, Poland, July 18, 2012: ADL participated in a meeting of hate crime experts to support the development of a practical guide entitled, "Monitoring and Collecting Hate Crime Data for Effective Policy and Practical Responses."
OSCE Countries Fail to Address Bias Crimes
New York, November 17, 2011: While anti-Semitic and other bias crimes are on the rise, a majority of the 56 participating governments in the OSCE still fail to adequately address the problem.
OSCE States Not Fulfilling Pledge On Hate Crimes
New York, November 18, 2010: The vast majority of the 56 participating governments in the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe are failing to adequately address the problem of hate crime and anti-Semitic incidents, according to the latest analysis by ADL and Human Rights First.
Many OSCE Nations Broke Promises to Fight Hate Crime
An ADL and Human Rights First report found that of 56 participating governments in the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, 23 nations have failed to adequately gather and report data on hate crimes and anti-Semitic incidents.
OSCE Urged to Counter Internet Inspired Hate Crimes
New York, March 22, 2010: ADL submitted recommendations to the OSCE’s Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights to address hate crimes motivated by hate on the Internet.
Report on Hate Crimes Reveals Broad Gaps
New York, November 16, 2009: An ADL and Human Rights First analysis of the findings of the annual hate crime report released by the OSCE's Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights reveals the failure of too many governments to recognize the unique problem of hate crime.
Member States Urged to Combat Anti-Semitism
Warsaw – October 7, 2009: The League urged the 56 states of the OSCE to make good on their pledge to respond to growing anti-Semitism and hate violence across the region.
Recommendations for Countering Hate Crime
Vienna – May 5, 2009: ADL presented recommendations to the OSCE on how countries can more effectively address hate crimes by implementing existing legislation, and translating law into action.
OSCE Adopts New Hate Crime Guidelines
Vienna – March 23, 2009: ADL helped to draft new guidelines to establish a common framework for improving responses to hate crimes among member nations. The new guidelines were released by the OSCE's Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights.
OSCE Urged to 'Stay the Course' in Fight Against Anti-Semitism
Warsaw – October 5, 2008: At the OSCE's annual Human Dimension Implementation Meeting, the League highlighted its new report on the wave of anti-Semitic Web postings following the U.S. financial crisis as evidence of the continued need for vigilance.
ADL Participates in Drafting OSCE Guidelines for Hate Crime Legislation
Vienna – May 8, 2008: ADL served as a U.S. representative to a drafting committee working on guidelines designed to establish a common framework for improving responses to hate crimes within the OSCE region.
ADL Expert Testifies Before Helsinki Commission
Washington, D.C. – February 7, 2008: ADL called on Congressional Members of the U.S. Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe to maintain America’s leadership in making the fight against anti-Semitism and hate a key issue on the agenda of the 56 Participating States of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.
OSCE Convenes First Event in Israel
Jerusalem, Israel – December 19, 2007: ADL played a major role as a participant in the first OSCE meeting to be held in Israel, focusing on efforts to promote mutual respect and understanding.
ADL Offers OSCE Guidance on Hate Crime Laws
Vienna, Austria – December 6-7, 2007: ADL joined a roundtable on hate crime laws, convened by the OSCE’s Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, to examine the potential for implementing model legislation crafted by ADL -- and successfully applied within the U.S. -- to other democratic states.
Nations Urged to Take Next Steps Against Anti-Semitism
Warsaw, Poland – September 25, 2007: ADL called on the 56 states of the OSCE to meet their obligations to combat anti-Semitism and hate crime and to partner with Jewish communities and other civil society representatives in crafting and implementing policies.
OSCE Urged to Keep Focus on Anti-Semitism
Bucharest, Romania – June 8, 2007: ADL presented recommendations to the OSCE Conference on Combating Discrimination and Promoting Mutual Respect and Understanding, urging the participating nations to maintain a distinct focus on combating anti-Semitism.
ADL Urges OSCE: Enlist Law Enforcement in Fighting Anti-Semitism
Berlin – November 21, 2006: ADL urged governments of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe to enlist the support of law enforcement in the fight against anti-Semitism.
ADL Urges OSCE Governments To Collect Hate Crime Data
Vienna – November 9–10, 2006: ADL Recommendations
Goverments Urged to Promote Anti-Bias Education
Dubrovnik – October 24, 2006: ADL urged governments to promote and implement a comprehensive anti-prejudice education program at the 2nd OSCE Tolerance Implementation Meeting on Education to promote mutual respect and understanding and to teach about the Holocaust, held in Dubrovnik, Croatia.
Governments Urged to Stem Youth Hate Violence
Warsaw - October 12, 2006: At the annual Human Dimension Implementation Meeting, ADL leaders called on delegates from the 56 nations of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) to make countering anti-Semitism and intolerance among youth a priority.
Congress Urged to Press Governments to Respond to Anti-Semitism
Washington, D.C. – May 10, 2006: ADL urged Members of Congress to engage more governments in implementing programs to combat anti-Semitism across the 55 participating states of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).
Anti-Semitism in Higher Education: International Conference Seeks Action
Amsterdam – February 25, 2006: At the first International Conference on Academic Anti-Semitism in Amsterdam, ADL joined with other organizations in making recommendations to the OSCE on how to combat anti-Semitism at universities across North America and Europe.
ADL Addresses OSCE Meeting In Warsaw, Poland
Warsaw - September 29, 2005: ADL called on participating OSCE states to step up action against anti-Semitism and intolerance at the organization's Human Dimension Implementation Meeting in Warsaw, Poland.
OSCE Meeting on Anti-Semitism in Cordoba, Spain
Cordoba - June 8, 2005: At the Conference on Anti-Semitism and Other Forms of Intolerance in Cordoba, ADL urged governments to redouble efforts to implement their commitments to monitor and combat anti-Semitism and intolerance.
ADL Presents Best Practices for Fighting Racism to OSCE Conference
Warsaw - October 12, 2004: ADL presented useful models to combat anti-Semitism as well as bias-motivated crime to members of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. Austria's Interior Minister said ADL's anti-bias training program for law enforcement now being implemented in Austria is a best practice other nations could adopt.
ADL Calls on OSCE to Urge States to Collect Hate Crime Data
Brussels - September 13 - 14, 2004: ADL presented recommendations on best practices in the fight against racism, xenophobia and discrimination at the OSCE conference in Brussels.
Washington - September 9, 2004: ADL experts addressed a Capitol Hill gathering about how governments, industry and advocates could partner to curb online hate.
ADL Experts Address OSCE Paris Meeting
Paris - June 16-17, 2004: Two leading American experts on hate on the Internet were featured speakers at an international conference being convened in Paris by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) to discuss the relationship between hate crimes and racist, xenophobic and anti-Semitic propaganda on the Internet.
Congress Urged: Seize the Moment To Fight Against Global Anti-Semitism
Washington, D.C. - June 16, 2004: ADL urged Members of Congress to build on the success of the Berlin conference on anti-Semitism of the OSCE and follow up on commitments made to take action against anti-Semitism. In testimony before the Congressional Helsinki Commission, ADL Associate Director for Government Affairs Stacy Burdett issued a series of recommendations for follow up in areas such as monitoring, education, and law enforcement training.(.pdf format - 79 KB - requires Acrobat Reader)
The OSCE Conference on Anti-Semitism
Berlin - April 28-29, 2004: The OSCE Conference on Anti-Semitism ended with the landmark "Berlin Declaration" against anti-Semitism, pledging the 55 member states to "intensify efforts to combat anti-Semitism in all its manifestations and to promote and strengthen tolerance and non-discrimination. A delegation of ADL leaders, on hand to participate in the conference, hailed the unveiling of the Berlin Declaration as "the end of European denial" of anti-Semitism.