Antisemitism in communities examined

31 August 2018

The Women and Equalities Committee holds a one-off evidence session to examine the issue of antisemitism.

The session will look at antisemitic hate crime in communities, victim experiences and public service responses.

MPs are keen to explore the issue from the moment an incident occurs through to, potentially, conviction.

Key areas likely to be covered include:

  • Decisions by victims about whether to report an incident to police or third-parties;
  • Support for victims by public services and third-parties;
  • Police decision-making on recording, pursuing and charging for antisemitic offences;
  • CPS decision-making on recording, pursuing and charging for antisemitic offences; and
  • Support for victims and witnesses throughout police investigations and court processes.

The session has two panels: the first has representatives and experts on the victim experience of antisemitic hate crime and the second is made up of representatives from the Metropolitan Police and Crown Prosecution Service.


Wednesday 5 September 2018,

At 10.00:

  • Dave Rich, Head of Policy, Community Security Trust
  • Danny Stone, Director, Antisemitism Policy Trust
  • Dr Loretta Trickett, Associate Professor, Nottingham Law School
  • Laura Marks OBE, Co-chair, Association of Jewish Women’s Organisations 

At approximately 10.45:

  • Simon Rose, Detective Chief Superintendent, Metropolitan Police
  • Dave Stringer, Chief Superintendent, hate crime lead, Metropolitan Police
  • Baljit Ubhey, Director of Prosecution Policy and Inclusion, Crown Prosecution Service

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