Sofia Ministerial Council Decision (2004) (excerpts)

Sofia 2004 (Ministerial Council Decision no. 12/04) (excerpts)

In order to reinforce our common efforts to combat anti-Semitism across the OSCE


1. The participating States commit to:

Combat hate crimes, which can be fuelled by racist, xenophobic and anti-Semitic
propaganda in the media and on the Internet;

2. To task the ODIHR to:

— Follow closely, in full co-operation with other OSCE institutions as well as the
United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (UNCERD),
the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI), the European
Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia (EUMC) and other relevant
international institutions and NGOs, anti-Semitic incidents in the OSCE area making
use of all reliable information available;

— Report its findings to the Permanent Council and to the Human Dimension
Implementation Meeting and make these findings public. (...)