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Sheffield Hallam adopts the IHRA definition of antisemitism

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03 February 2021

Sheffield Hallam adopts the IHRA definition of antisemitism

Following extensive work by a multi-faith working group made up of students and staff representatives, Sheffield Hallam has adopted the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of antisemitism.

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The University stands firmly against any form of discrimination or harassment and is committed to ensuring an inclusive culture for students and staff alike. 

The definition is a useful tool for understanding what constitutes antisemitism and investigating allegations. Freedom of expression is an integral part of our values, therefore we are committed to promoting and protecting free speech. The ability to rigorously discuss and challenge ideas goes right to the heart of what it means to be a university.

Adoption of this definition will not limit legitimate criticism and debate. The University will continue to uphold and protect the rights of students and staff to hold legitimate debates on issues related to Israel, Palestine and the Middle East.

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