Ukraine adopted a law on countering anti-Semitism

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine approved a law on counteracting anti-Semitism, initiated by a group of deputies led by Maksim Buzhansky (“Servants of the People”).

According to the law, anti-Semitism in Ukraine will be considered “a certain attitude towards persons of Jewish origin, which is expressed in hatred towards them.”

The denial of the fact of the persecution and extermination of Jews during the Second World War, the deliberate destruction of buildings and religious monuments for Jews, calls for and justification of the murder of Jews will be considered manifestations of anti-Semitism.

A person who has suffered from anti-Semitism will have the right to demand compensation for moral and material losses.

Individuals found guilty of anti-Semitism may face civil and criminal liability.

For the law to come into force, it must be signed by the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky.

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