July 13, 2021

Czech Republic becomes ninth state to boycott Durban conference

Czech Republic will not participate in the Durban Review Conference in New York in September, Czech Foreign Minister Jakub Kulhánek said Monday, citing concerns about antisemitism and targeting Israel.

“I’ve taken this decision due to historic concerns regarding antisemitism and the misuse of the platform for attacks against Israel,” he tweeted. “We will continue to fight racism and discrimination and promote human rights.”

The conference in September, also known as Durban IV, is meant to mark the 20th anniversary of the World Conference on Racism in the South African city.

Last week, Austria and the Netherlands announced they would not take part in Durban IV due to the antisemitism at past conferences.
The US, Israel, Canada, Australia, the UK and Hungary also said they would boycott the event in September.

Source: jpost