The Open University branch of the University and College Union approved a motion at its General Meeting affirming that collaboration with Ariel University in any way would be complicity in international law violations.

The Open University Branch of UCU notes that Israeli settlements in occupied territory constitute a breach of international law, as is affirmed by (among many others) the British Government, the United Nations (Security Council and General Assembly), the International Court of Justice, the International Committee of the Red Cross, and the High Contracting Parties to the Geneva Convention.

The UCU OU Branch notes therefore that, because Ariel University is built in a settlement, for the Open University to recognise degrees from Ariel University, or to collaborate with Ariel University in any way, would be complicity in the breaking of international law.

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