Tackling Hate Crime

In Britain we are currently seeing an overall rise in hate crime, which affects all minority communities.

Hostility or prejudice against any community, whether motivated by religion or faith, disability, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, or a combination of characteristics, is unacceptable and stands in stark contrast to the legacy of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Hate crime, hate speech and threats affect our ability to enjoy hard won human rights, such as freedom from discrimination, and freedom to enjoy our personal and private life. To counter this, René Cassin is taking a human rights approach, highlighting the universality and intersectionality that transcends separate groups, and harnessing the Jewish values of equality and justice.

As human rights defenders, we must continue to stand together against all forms of hate.

We agree with the Board of Deputies of British Jews in its statement that ‘building a cohesive, safe, and welcoming society starts with discourse and rhetoric”. Our work will provide communities with a toolkit empowering them to speak out against hate speech and universalise the issue to bring people together. The Jewish community should remain committed to fighting for minorities and acting in solidarity– not because of our current status in British society but now in spite of it.

Campaign Updates:

Reach Out for your Rights

Call to action: challenge the PCSC Bill

Ask your MP to challenge the Police, Crime, Courts and Sentencing Bill (AKA the Policing Bill), which seeks to restrict protest and criminalise Gypsy and Traveller people, using the template […]

Reach Out for your Rights

A new campaign against discrimination and hate for 2021 Background Hate speech and hate crime affect all marginalised communities, including our own. Amongst Gypsy, Roma, and Traveller communities 3 out […]

Other campaigns

2021 – looking back at our year, and forward to the challenges ahead

Lots done in ’21, lots more to do in ’22

Join the Campaign: #CutItOut

Help us campaign to stop hate speech and hate crime

Join the Campaign to #CutItOut

Help us campaign to stop hate speech and hate crime

Write to your MP!

Ask them to support amendments to the Immigration Bill on a time limit for detention

‘Reimagine our society as a diverse and knitted-together mass of communities’

By Rabbi David Mason, Muswell Hill Synagogue I was asked recently, by the Jewish human rights organisation René Cassin to give a contribution as part of an evening looking at […]

Standing Together Against Hate

With the dramatic rise in hate crime, now is the time to stand together

Don’t Forget the Photos!

Photographic exhibition of Nazi persecution of German Sinti and Roma families. Muswell Hill Synogogue, N10 1ND. From Sunday 19 to Sunday 26 January 2020

Human Rights Shabbat 5780 (2019)

What does a Jewish response to Hate Crime look like? René Cassin’s Human Rights Shabbat Resource Pack

Standing together against hate: the launch of #CutItOut campaign in Parliament

Kate Green MP: “Hatred of one group is hatred of us all.”

Cut It Out Campaign

Gypsies, Roma and Travellers share a history of persecution with Jewish people. Targeted by the Nazis during the Holocaust, faced with open prejudice and official indifference, and now subjected to […]

National Hate Crime Awareness Week: Cut It Out

Launch of our anti-hate crime campaign, Wed 16 Oct 5pm, Houses of Parliament