Report an antisemitic incident

The SIG runs a Registration Centre for antisemitic incidents. It provides assistance to victims and affected parties and records reported incidents. In the French speaking part of Switzerland, CICAD Coordination Intercommunautaire Contre l'Antisémitisme et la Diffamation also runs a reporting and advice centre.

The Registration Centre also dispenses help and advice to affected persons, institutions and specialists. The SIG supports victims in legal actions and in contacting police and authorities.

Reports and enquiries are treated confidential. The SIG guarantees anonymity for persons reporting incidents.

Why should incidents be reported?

Knowledge about antisemitic incidents is crucial to ensure protection of the victims, to prevent further incidents and to conduct directed prevention efforts. Therefore, the SIG runs its own Registration Centre, monitors public incidents and conducts its own research. The collected information is then analysed and, if necessary, the SIG intervenes and informs authority and politicians.

When should the police be contacted?

If threats, violence or indications of danger occur, always contact the police. In cases of antisemitic insults and/or if there is a suspicion of the violation of the Anti-Racism Legislation we suggest reporting it to the responsible authorities. This gives the police the possibility to connect incidents and respond accordingly, even if charges are not pressed.

What can be done against antisemitism on the internet or on social media?

Using the internet and social media does not give licence to spread antisemitic messages. Discriminating content, originating in Switzerland, should be reported to the SIG registration centre and, if liable to persecution, the police. Additionally, the Cybercrime Coordination Unit Switzerland (KOBIK) should be informed.

Furthermore, services like Facebook and Twitter provide the option to report problematic content. Please inform the SIG registration centre if this measure is applied and what the subsequent response to it was.