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26 October 2017

130 Israeli companies, 60 int'l corporations on UN 'blacklist'

Author: Itamar Eichner, Ynetnews (Israel)

...30 Israeli companies and 60 international corporations operating in Israel received warning letters from United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights...cautioning them of their impending inclusion in a "blacklist" of companies active beyond the...

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7 September 2016

Diakonia brief examines the legal context & accountability of corporations operating in the Occupied Palestinian Territory

Author: Diakonia International Humanitarian Law Resource Centre

"The Unsettling Business of Settlement Business", May 2015...

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1 April 2016

UN creates database of companies operating in Israeli settlements in occupied West Bank & East Jerusalem; Israel criticises measure

Author: John Reed, Financial Times (USA)

"Israel decries UN 'blacklist' of companies working in settlements", 24 Mar 2016...

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31 March 2016

UN creates database of companies operating in Israeli settlements in occupied West Bank & East Jerusalem

In March 2016, the UN Human Rights Council adopted Resolution 31/36 which aims to produce a database flagging companies doing business in Israeli settlements, in a bid to highlight corporate complicity in the Israeli occupation. The database was due to...

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22 March 2016

USA: Palestinian-Americans file $34.5 billion lawsuit against alleged settlement supporters

A group of 36 Palestinian-Amerians filed a lawsuit against Israel settlement supporters in the federal district court in Washington D.C. on 7 March 2016.  The plaintiffs claim several US-based tycoons, charities and firms supported land-grab efforts t...

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13 November 2014

As Israeli Settlements Expand, Consumer Boycott Movements Grow

Author: United Methodist Kairos Response

"As Israel's Settlements Expand, Church Boycotts Grow", 13 Nov 2014...

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17 March 2014

FIDH Briefing Paper on business & human rights "Enhancing Standards and Ensuring Redress" (Mar 2014) - with company responses & non-responses

Author: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Ahava, Groupe Forrest Intl, Vale to respond. Groupe Forrest & Vale responses provided. Ahava did not respond] In March 2014, the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) issued a briefing...

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9 March 2014

Response by Ahava: FIDH report on redress for corporate human rights abuses

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10 December 2013

[PDF] Businesses across the Middle East must put human rights above the bottom line - New report lifts the lid on the business practices of dozens of companies operating across the Middle East

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

[Arabic and French versions below] Companies operating across the Middle East must uphold human rights according to a new report by an international human rights organisation. The new report, released today in Arabic, English and French by the Business...

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27 August 2013

Despite outcry, EU guidelines on settlements will have little effect (Israel & Palestine)

Author: Who Profits

According to the new guidelines issued by the EU...the various EU bodies can no longer fund or dispense awards and grants to commercial companies, public bodies and organizations working within settlements...[T]he recommendations do not mean a boycott...

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