The Shami Chakrabarti Inquiry into antisemitism and other forms of racism in the Labour Party has been published today (30 June).
Professor David Feldman, Director of the Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism, was appointed as Vice-Chair and lent his expertise to the Inquiry.
The report delivers principles and guidance to Labour Party members about the boundaries of acceptable behaviour and language with regard to antisemitism, Islamophobia and other forms of racism. It also proposes new procedures to deal with allegations of racism and antisemitism within the Labour Party. The report is the result of two months consultation with a wide range of groups and individuals and more than 1,000 written submissions.
Professor David Feldman said: “This is an important document at a time, when more than ever, we need to stand firm against all forms of racism and intolerance. The report marks a positive step towards ensuring that the Labour Party is a welcoming place for all minority groups. It recommends steps to ensure that members act in a spirit of tolerance and respect, while maintaining principles of free speech and open debate. The recommendations are constructive and provide a sound basis on which the Party can move forward.”
Download the report: http://www.labour.org.uk/page/-/party-documents/ChakrabartiInquiry.pdf