Decision details

Decision Maker: Partnerships Portfolio Holder

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To give consideration to the Government’s request that local authorities adopt the IHRA’s working definition of antisemitism in relevant policies and procedures.


(a)    To formally adopt, on behalf of Tendring District Council, the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA) working definition of antisemitism.


(b)   To formally request that the definition is included in any future policy updates and working practices to reflect the Council’s adoption of the working definition of antisemitism.

Reasons for the decision:

Having received a formal request from the Government to adopt the IHRA’s definition of antisemitism and to reflect this in the Council’s policies and working practices.

Alternative options considered:

Not to adopt the IHRA’s working definition of antisemitism.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Publication date: 03/04/2020

Date of decision: 03/04/2020

Effective from: 11/04/2020

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