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delays decision UCT Israeli institutions


University of Cape Town (UCT) Council was still unable to decide whether his boycott Israeli universities, he said on Saturday.

"The Council has not accepted the resolution of the Senate. It is Council's view that a number of issues to be clarified, "Royston Pillay Registrar and Secretary of the Board said.

The University considers the resolution of its Senate, which will see him to decide if he will enter into any formal relationship with Israeli academic institutions operating in the occupied Palestinian territories.

Read more here: UCT Council decided to boycott Israeli university

Pillay said a full assessment of the impact on the stability of the Senate resolution and a more consultative process is necessary before this question can be considered in the future.

"The Council decided to refer the matter back to the Senate."

According to him, the council "a separate decision" to reaffirm their commitment to support the rights and freedoms of all people, recognized in accordance with international law.

UCT condemned any acts that violate human rights and freedoms.

Pillay said that they also condemned the atrocities and human rights violations committed in the occupied Palestinian territories.

"[We] We invite all scientists and scientific institutions to support this resolution. "

Pillay said UCT reaffirmed its commitment to academic freedom.

"[But we] We reserve the right to dissociate itself from these scientists and scientific institutions that support (directly or indirectly) the violation of human rights and / or allow the violation of human rights ".

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