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Committee on Academic Freedom (MESA)


Committee on Academic Freedom: Letters Concerning Professor Musa Budeiri and Gaza Students' Right to Study in the West Bank

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[The following letters were written by the Committee on Academic Freedom of the Middle East Studies Association of North America (MESA). The first, regarding Professor Musa Budeiri, is addressed to Khalil Hindi, the President of Birzeit University. The second, regarding Gaza students' right to study in the West Bank, was sent to top-ranking members of the Israeli government, among others.] Prof. Khalil Hindi President, Birzeit University Office of the President Dear ...

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 Committee on Academic Freedom (MESA)

The Committee on Academic Freedom (CAF) of the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) seeks to foster the free exchange of knowledge as a human right and to inhibit infringements on that right by government restrictions on scholars. The United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights provide the principal standards by which human rights violations are identified today. Those rights include the right to education and work, freedom of movement and residence, and freedom of association and assembly.

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