What is Bricup?

BRICUP Mission

BRICUP is an organisation of UK based academics, set up in response to the Palestinian Call for Academic Boycott. Its twin missions are:

- to support Palestinian universities, staff and students, and

- to oppose the continued illegal Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands with its concomitant breaches of international conventions of human rights, its refusal to accept UN resolutions or rulings of the International Court, and its persistent suppression of Palestinian academic freedom.

In support of this call for a boycott, BRICUP will:

- Continue to put pressure on the EU and the UK government for the exclusion of Israel from the European Research Area.

- Develop a policy which encourages individual academics to break their professional links with Israel by such actions as:

1 - Refusing research collaborations with Israeli institutions or to referee papers or grant applications issuing from such institutions

2 - Refusing to attend academic conferences in Israel

3 - Supporting Israeli academic colleagues working with Palestinian colleagues in their demand for self-determination and academic freedom

- Work within our trades unions and professional organisations in support of such actions

- Explore forms of support to Palestinian academic colleagues

BRICUP Activities

In support of this Palestinian call, BRICUP will:

- Build a database on projects of cooperation between UK and Palestinian Universities that conform to the Palestinian boycott call and to aid in the circulation of proposals for collaboration by Palestinian universities.

- Monitor and help publicise Israeli breaches of Palestinian academic freedom and the participation of Israeli academics and institutions in such actions, both in Britain and with our European colleagues.

- Continue to put pressure on the EU and the UK government for the exclusion of Israel from the European Research Area.

- Develop a policy which encourages individual academics to break their professional links with Israel by such actions as:

1. Refusing research collaborations with Israeli institutions or to referee papers or grant applications issuing from such institutions

2. Refusing to attend academic conferences in Israel

3. Supporting Israeli academic colleagues working with Palestinian colleagues in their demand for self-determination and academic freedom

4.Work within our trades unions and professional organisations in support of such actions

5. Explore forms of support to Palestinian academic colleagues

 

Arrest

"to oppose the continued illegal Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands with its concomitant breaches of international conventions of human rights, its refusal to accept UN resolutions or rulings of the International Court, and its persistent suppression of Palestinian academic freedom."

To read more download BRICUP's pamphlet: Why Boycott Israeli universities?

Why Boycott Israeli Universities

Page last updated December 2, 2013