Antisemitism and Hate Crimes (HFR/2020/04)

Start Date: Thursday, April 08, 2021
End Date: Friday, April 09, 2021
Category: Human Rights
Venue: Online
Language(s): English
Training level: Introductory
Type EJTN-funded activities





Two-days online seminar.

This training aims to create a platform to address the awareness of Antisemitism, non-discrimination and hate crimes, and the challenges it poses to judicial institutions throughout Europe today.  The learning objectives of this seminar are an understanding of the phenomena of Antisemitism and its origins, an increased awareness of and sensitivity to bias motives in hate crimes and to discrimination behaviors, and also the crucial role of the judiciary in the protection of procedural rights of hate crime victims.

Objectives :

-        understanding of the relevant concept as antisemitism, hate crime, hate speech, bias motives, discrimination targeting a group hence not only an individual

-        ensuring that the members of the judiciary recognize the bias motives of the crimes and pay attention whether there are any indications that offenders were motivated by discriminatory attitudes

-         raising awareness among judges and prosecutors of the role of the judiciary in the protection of human rights in the cases based on bias motivation

-        raising awareness among professionals of the necessity to acknowledge victims of  hate crime as victims of severe discrimination and teach them how to held cases without facing victims repeat discrimination

Target audience: 

Judges and Prosecutors from all EU Member states




Participants are invited to:

1. Complete online training module on Hate crime and hate speech (The European Programme for Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP), Council of Europe)

Course: Hate Crime and Hate Speech (

2. Go through the training materials prepared by the  Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum

Auschwitz I

Auschwitz II Birkenau

Auschwitz Panorama

3. FRA publications

Antisemitism: Overview of antisemitic incidents recorded in the EU 2009-2019

Second survey on discrimination and hate crime against Jews in the EU

Unmasking bias motives in crimes: selected cases of the European Court of Human Rights

Application Process: 

 All applications must be submitted through the candidates' national EJTN member institution

Number of places:

39 judges

Deadline for applications

22 February 2021

Deadline for Registration form

 26 March 2021




Training Materials and Suggested Readings: 


Antisemitism from its origins to the present - FELDMAN

Addressing antisemitism in the EU - VYZVALDOVA

Definition of Antisemitism - ZIELIŃSKA

Hate crimes in the experience of the ECtHR - SABATO

Role of the judiciary in the protection of procedural rights of hate crime victims - BUCZMA


EJTN Secretariat:

Arno Vinkovic