The Latin American Parliament, known as the “Parlatino,” adopted last week the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) Working Definition of Antisemitism.
The declaration described the definition as “an active way of combating hate speech” and “a tribute to the memory of the victims of the Holocaust,” as well as a means to “act specifically against antisemitism in our days and on all other forms of discrimination.”
This week, the Latin American Parliament, which brings together congress members from 23 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, adopted @TheIHRA Working Definition of Antisemitism. This is a significant step in the fight against global Jew-hatred.https://t.co/ekTGLJpM8X pic.twitter.com/IORX50Lw0V
— Combat Antisemitism Movement (@CombatASemitism) May 19, 2023
Headquartered in Panama City, Panama, the Parlatino — which has 23 member states from across Latin America and the Caribbean — hosted last September the second annual Central America-Israel Forum, organized by the Combat Antisemitism Movement (CAM).
The joint declaration issued at the end of that forum — which brought together senior government ministers, parliament members, mayors, religious leaders, and heads of influential NGOs from across Central America — included an endorsement of the IHRA Working Definition of Antisemitism.
Promoting the IHRA antisemitism definition throughout Latin America is a core mission of CAM’s Hispanic Outreach Department, led by Shay Salamon.
More than 1,160 entities worldwide have adopted the IHRA Working Definition of Antisemitism, according to data compiled by the CAM Antisemitism Research Center.