The APPG Against Antisemitism (or groups of MPs commissioned by its chair) has produced a number of reports. In all cases these have been compiled with the support of the Antisemitism Policy Trust (formerly the PCAA Foundation). These are not official publications of the House of Commons or the House of Lords. They were not approved by either House or by their respective committees. All-Party Groups are informal groups of Members of both Houses with a common interest in particular issues. The views expressed in these reports therefore are those of the Members of Parliament that added their names to them.
These reports were produced to provide parliamentarians with further details of developments in relation to the All-Party Parliamentary Inquiry into Antisemitism of 2015.
This document provides an overview of the work and key successes of the All-Party Parliamentary Group Against Antisemitism.
Combating Antisemitism sets out the British experience of Parliament, Government and Civil Society working together to combat antisemitism. The guide includes key findings and various recommendations for other parliaments or governments that are seeking to improve their own efforts to combat antisemitism.
Report Of The All-Party Parliamentary Inquiry Into Antisemitism (2015)
During the Israel-Gaza war of July and August 2014 there was a significant and unacceptable increase in antisemitic incidents in the UK. A parliamentary panel of inquiry was commissioned by the chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group Against Antisemitism in order to investigate what lessons could be learned from the upsurge of anti-Jewish violence. A number of sub-reports and some polling was commissioned to assist the inquiry which you can access by clicking on the documents.
50 days in the summer: Gaza, political protest and antisemitism in the UK (Dr Ben Gidley)
An academic paper commissioned to assist the committees deliberations.
Addendum consideration of law and prosecution-related issues (Richard Matthews QC & Jonas Milner)
Scrutiny of the criminal justice legislation intended to check antisemitism with an introduction from Rt Hon Dominic Grieve MP.
Anti-Semitism Poll Summary (Populus)
Polling commissioned to co-incide with the release of the report.
A Progress Update (2016) (DCLG)
Governmental progress report on the recommendations made by the All-Party Parliamentary Group against anti-Semitism inquiry into the rise in anti-Semitic incidents following the Gaza conflict in 2014.
Over the course of more than ten years, the APPG Against Antisemitism has sought to transform the way in which antisemitism is both perceived and combated in the UK. A summary of some of the successes achieved is provided in this 2015 review document.
Produced by researchers from the University of Oxford and Birkbeck, University of London, for the All-Party Parliamentary Group Against Antisemitism, this report examined what drives extremism in British society. It suggests that Islamist and far-right extremism are often two sides of the same coin with radical ideologies being embraced by people who feel marginalised as they appear to offer an explanation for, or an answer to, a sense of grievance or lack of opportunity.
The report, which offers new insights from ten leading academics and thinkers, says extremism and integration cannot be tackled at a local level alone. Nor can they be addressed in isolation from tackling issues of disadvantage and inequality. It suggests a unified national strategy is required to build community cohesion and integration, incorporating legal and policy responses, and with a renewed commitment to improving social mobility and racial justice.
All-Party Parliamentary Inquiry into Electoral Conduct: General Election Update 2015
This short report was produced to provide parliamentarians with further details of developments in relation to the All-Party Parliamentary Inquiry into Electoral Conduct following the General Election of 2015.
All-Party Parliamentary Inquiry into Electoral Conduct: Final Update (2017)
This report was produced to provide parliamentarians with further details of developments in relation to the All-Party Parliamentary Inquiry into Electoral Conduct following the General Election of 2017. It includes a review of incidents occuring between 2015 and 2017.
The chair of the APPG Against Antisemitism commissioned this inquiry to investigate and evaluate the effectiveness of existing lines of responsibility and accountability in managing elections and, specifically, charges of misconduct during elections with a particular focus on racism and discrimination.
This report written by John Mann MP and anti-racism activist Jonny Cohen highlights pollution of the beautiful game. Published in 2008, it details disturbing incidents of antisemitism in European Football and describes some of the leadership and good practice that the authors considered should be replicated.
The All-Party Parliamentary Group Against Antisemitism commissioned an Inquiry into the state of antisemitism in the UK in 2005. Over one hundred written submissions were received from a wide range of agencies, organisations and individuals (see a selection of the written evidence submitted by clicking on the relevant paper). The MPs involved found that there had been a rise in antisemitism in the UK and was shocked by what they learned during the process of the inquiry. As a result, they published a report with 35 recommendations for government, Parliament and civil society in 2006 which paved the way for addressing antisemitism in the UK.
The opposition parties and a number of other organisations responded to the inquiry report. To see a selection of those responses see the following links:
The British Government responded formally to the all-party report and subsequently on progress against the various recommendations. The responses can be downloaded on this tab and are as follows:
2007 Command Paper
The government officially responded to the All-Party Parliamentary Inquiry into Antisemitism with a Command Paper in 2007.
2008 Command Paper
In 2008, the government published a “One Year On Progress Report” that highlighted 14 key achievements and actions plans for 8 different government departments.
2010 Command Paper
The Government reported to Parliament for a third time about progress to implement the all-party report in 2010.
2014 DCLG Report
A Department for Communities and Local Government report was released in 2014. This was the final report on efforts to implement the 2006 inquiry but Government committed to reporting on action to address antisemitism annually from 2016.