Brown U committee urges divesting from companies ‘facilitating human rights abuses in Palestine’

Sayles Hall on the campus of Brown University in Providence, R.I. (Lane Turner/Globe Staff via Getty Images)

Josefin Dolsten

(JTA) — A Brown University advisory committee has recommended that the college divest from “companies identified as facilitating human rights abuses in Palestine.”

On Monday, six of the nine members of the Advisory Committee on Corporate Responsibility in Investment Practices voted in favor of the motion, The Brown Daily Herald reported.

The advisory committee at the university, which is located in Providence, Rhode Island, makes nonbinding recommendations about investment and “issues of ethical and moral responsibility” to the school’s president and governing body. It is made up of members representing the faculty, staff, students and alumni.

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In March, undergraduates at Brown voted in favor of a nonbinding measure to boycott Israel by a more than 2-to-1 margin.