JLC-CST Statement on Chakrabarti Report:
In response to the release of the Chakrabarti Report, a spokesperson for the JLC and CST said:
“The final verdict on the Chakrabarti Report will depend upon its implementation. We welcome the rejection of the use of the term Zio, the condemnation of manipulating the Holocaust and of the stereotyping of Jews. That the MacPherson Principle should serve as a guidepost when responding to allegations of antisemitism is also important.
“We are concerned that ruling out lifetime bans and automatic suspensions could send the wrong signal to the community and we are disappointed that the Royall Report into antisemitism at Oxford University was not included and has still not been published.
“It is for the Labour Party to guarantee full, effective and detailed implementation of the report’s recommendations. The party must ensure that as a result of this report, antisemitism is pushed out of the party and Jewish members and supporters feel welcome and protected.
“We thank Shami Chakrabarti for her efforts and for her engagement with the Jewish community.”