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End funding of discriminatory anti-Israel U.N. mandate by University of Western Ontario

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Click here for full letter from UN Watch to Mr. Amit Chakma, president of the University of Western Ontario.


We are shocked to discover that the University of Western Ontario, for the past 14 months, has been providing assets in kind to support the UN Human Rights Council’s permanent, politicized, and prejudicial investigation into “Israel’s violations” of “the principles and bases of international law”—a notoriously discriminatory mandate that turns a blind eye to both Palestinians and Israelis victimized by human rights violations committed by the Palestinian Authority, Hamas, and Islamic Jihad.

Your university’s inexplicable support for this anti-human rights mandate is revealed in a UN report citing a disclosure by Western law professor Michael Lynk, who in 2016 was named “UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian Territory occupied since 1967.” Western provided Mr. Lynk with “support in kind” in the form of “research assistants, office space and admin assistance” to support his prejudicial mandate. Please note: other than Western, no other entity in the
world is listed as providing assets of any kind for this bigoted mandate. 

Western’s support for this discriminatory and anti-human rights mandate constitutes a violation of the university’s Institutional Principles and Values—including those of “integrity”, “fairness” and the “commitment to serve the public good”— as well as its non-discrimination policy.

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