UK watchdog finds G4S is violating human rights obligations towards Palestinians
Today, the UK National Contact Point (NCP) has published a landmark finding that the leading British security firm, G4S, is currently violating three human rights obligations under the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (OECD Guidelines), arising from its involvement with Israel's human rights violations against Palestinians. The NCP’s decision followed a detailed investigation into a human rights complaint submitted by the UK legal charity, Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights (LPHR). It has found significant failures by G4S in its overarching obligations to ‘respect human rights’; as well as the obligation to ‘prevent or mitigate adverse human rights impacts that are directly linked to its business operations' in the region. This is a serious indictment of the human rights record of G4S.