Students at Humboldt University pass resolution defending free speech

The student parliament at Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany adopted a resolution yesterday denouncing attacks against students and defending their fundamental right to criticize professors, including political scientist Herfried Münkler and historian Jörg Baberowski. The resolution was a friendly amendment to the motion brought by the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (IYSSE) at Humboldt University.

The resolution encourages students “to express themselves politically” and “question forms of rule.” It also calls on students “to oppose tendencies aimed at trivializing Germany’s inhuman history.” The resolution was passed with an overwhelming majority. A more detailed report on the parliamentary session and the political significance of the decision will follow tomorrow.