On 29 April 2016, Jeremy Corbyn MP the Leader of the Labour Party, appointed the former Liberty Director, Shami Chakrabarti, as Chair of an inquiry into antisemitism and other forms of racism including islamophobia, within the party. He also appointed Professor David Feldman, Director of the Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism, Birkbeck, University of London, as a vice-chair.


Baroness Janet Royall subsequently accepted an invitation to join the inquiry panel as the other vice-chair so as to build on and feed in the experience and findings of her prior investigation into allegations of antisemitism in parts of the youth movement.


Terms of reference

The inquiry into antisemitism and other forms of racism, is to be chaired by the former Director of Liberty Shami Chakrabarti.


The inquiry, which will report in two months, will:


The recommendations of the inquiry led by Baroness Royall into the Oxford University Labour Club and other issues will feed into this wider inquiry.



The Inquiry reported on the 30th June 2016 and the full text of the Shami Chakrabarti Inquiry is available here.


Code of Conduct

Adopted by Labour's National Executive Committee, subject to the recommendations in the Chakrabarti Inquiry

The Labour Party is an anti-racist party, committed to combating and campaigning against all forms of racism, including antisemitism and islamophobia. Labour will not tolerate racism in any form inside or outside the party.

The Labour Party will ensure that the party is a welcoming home to members of all communities, with no place for any prejudice or discrimination based on race, ethnicity or religion.

The Labour Party welcomes all who share our aims and values, and encourages political debate and campaigns around the vital issues, policies and injustices of our time.

Any behaviour or use of language which targets or intimidates members of ethnic or religious communities, or incites racism, including antisemitism and islamophobia, or undermines Labour’s ability to campaign against any form of racism, is unacceptable conduct within the Labour Party.


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