Resolution: Support of Academic Freedom of Anton Pelinka

Whereas Anton Pelinka is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Innsbruck, Austria, and Director of the Institute for Conflict in Vienna; and

Whereas Prof. Pelinka has been criminally prosecuted and convicted for professional expression regarding an Austrian political figure;

Be it resolved that the Faculty Senate of the University of New Mexico expresses its concern over the exploitation of the judicial system in Austria to restrict freedom of expression in violation of human rights conventions to which Austria is a participant.

Be it further resolved that the Faculty Senate of the University of New Mexico calls upon other faculty and academic organizations to join in condemnation of such attempts to intimidate scholarship and undermine academic freedom.