OSCE Personal representatives
         

In recent years, the OSCE has held several conferences on promoting tolerance and non-discrimination, combating anti-Semitism and tackling hate speech on the Internet. At these events, the participating States have called on the Organization to focus greater attention in this area by appointing Personal Representatives of the Chairman.

In December 2004, then OSCE Chairman-in-Office (CiO) and Bulgarian Foreign Minister Solomon Passy appointed three Personal Representatives to promote greater tolerance and combat racism, xenophobia and discrimination across the OSCE region.

The appointments were extended by the subsequent OSCE CiOs in 2005-15.

On March 9, 2015, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Parliamentary Assembly (OSCE PA) President Ilkka Kanerva (MP, Finland) appointed U.S. Senator Benjamin Cardin to serve as the OSCE PA's first Special Representative on Anti-Semitism, Racism and Intolerance (SRARI).

Latest documents
Report of the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chair-in-Office on Combating Anti-Semitism, Rabbi Andrew Baker, on the country visit to Norway, September 11-13, 2016
Baker, Andrew ; OSCE Chairman-in-Office (CiO)
Published: Vienna : OSCE, 16 February 2017

Doc.no. CIO.GAL/225/16


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Material type: report about specific country/ies
Subject: anti-Semitism - hate crime - hate speech - harassment
Country coverage: Norway

List of appointments by the Austrian OSCE Chairmanship 2017
OSCE Chairman-in-Office (CiO)
Published: Vienna : OSCE, 12 January 2017

Doc.no. CIO.GAL/1/17/Rev.1


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Subject: anti-Semitism - Islamophobia - Christianophobia - racism - discrimination - tolerance - Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe - Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights
Country coverage: OSCE region

Report of the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chair-in-Office on Combating Anti-Semitism, Rabbi Andrew Baker, on the country visit to Poland, May 9-11, 2016
Baker, Andrew ; OSCE Chairman-in-Office (CiO)
Published: Vienna : OSCE, 28 October 2016

Doc.no. CIO.GAL/190/16


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Material type: report about specific country/ies
Subject: nationalism - anti-Semitism - Holocaust - history - Holocaust education - hate speech - sports - hate crime
Country coverage: Poland


Key documents
Hate crime reporting website
ODIHR
17 June 2014