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Al-Haq named 2019 recipient of Human Rights and Business Award

Today, on 26 November 2019, at the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights in Geneva, Al-Haq is being named the 2019 recipient of the 2019 Human Rights and Business Award for its ground-breaking work drawing attention to how certain companies operating in Occupied Palestinian Territory are involved in human rights abuses and breaches of international humanitarian law. Al-Haq is an independent Palestinian organization based in Ramallah (West Bank).

The award recognizes “outstanding work by human rights defenders in the Global South or former Soviet Union addressing the human rights impacts of business”. Al-Haq is the second award recipient.

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26 November 2019

"Al-Haq today named 2019 recipient of Human Rights and Business Award"

Author: Human Rights and Business Award Foundation

Today in Geneva [...] our foundation is naming Al-Haq as recipient of the 2019 Human Rights and Business Award. An independent Palestinian organization [...] Al-Haq [...] documents and monitors violations of international humanitarian law and international human rights law in Occupied Palestinian Territory and works to stop violations against Palestinians whether by Israel, by the Palestinian Authority, or by others including companies.

The award, recognizing “outstanding work by human rights defenders in the Global South or former Soviet Union addressing the human rights impacts of business”, is accompanied by a $50,000 grant...

Al-Haq has done ground-breaking work drawing attention to how certain companies operating in Occupied Palestinian Territory, including firms doing business with or in Israeli settlements, are involved in human rights abuses and breaches of international humanitarian law, notably the Hague Regulations and the Fourth Geneva Convention...

The foundation’s Advisory Network members [...] praised the organization for:

  • its professionalism, meticulous research and resolute advocacy;
  • its wide network of field researchers in communities across Occupied Palestinian Territory...;
  • its contributions to the treaty on business and human rights being drafted at the UN; and
  • its capacity-building activities...

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26 November 2019

"Palestinian NGO Al-Haq Wins Business & Human Rights Award: A Signal for Corporations to Step Up"

Author: Al-Haq, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) & International Platform against Impunity

Our organizations welcome the news that Al-Haq is to receive the 2019 Human Rights and Business Award today at the United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights in Geneva. The organisation's work has been instrumental in unveiling corporate-related abuses of human rights and violations of humanitarian law.

Al-Haq's rigorous research and advocacy, often conducted under difficult conditions, have been key to protecting international law in Occupied Palestinian Territory. In particular, Al-Haq has repeatedly denounced businesses’ involvement in projects conducted in illegal Israeli settlements...

Alice Mogwe, president of FIDH, said: "Al-Haq's work is critical to the protection of the human rights of the Palestinian people. However, as is the case for many defenders around the world, Al-Haq itself has been the target of threats, smear campaigns, intimidation and attacks. Awarded just one day after Omar Shakir has been expelled from Israel, following a decision which has taken the state yet one step further away from international standards protecting human rights and the rule of law, this award sends a message of hope to human rights defenders to continue their essential work." ...

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Author: La Fundación del Premio de Derechos Humanos y Empresas

Hoy en Ginebra [...] nuestra fundación nombra a Al-Haq como organización ganadora del Premio de Derechos Humanos y Empresas 2019. Se trata de una organización palestina independiente basada en Ramallah (Cisjordania)... Al-Haq documenta y monitorea las violaciones del derecho internacional humanitario y el derecho internacional de los derechos humanos en los territorios palestinos ocupados, y trabaja para poner fin a las violaciones de los derechos de los palestinos ya sea por parte de Israel, de la Autoridad Palestina, u otros, incluidas las empresas.

Este premio, que reconoce “trabajo sobresaliente por parte de defensores y defensoras de derechos humanos en el Sur Global o la antigua Unión Soviética para abordar el impacto en los derechos humanos que tienen las empresas”, va acompañado de un monto de $50,000.

En años recientes Al-Haq ha hecho un trabajo pionero, poniendo en relieve cómo ciertas empresas que operan en los territorios palestinos ocupados, incluidas empresas que realizan negocios con o en los asentamientos israelíes, participan en abusos de derechos humanos y en violaciones del derecho internacional humanitario, sobre todo La Convención de la Haya y el Cuarto Convenio de Ginebra...

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Author: A Fundação para o Prêmio Direitos Humanos e Empresas

Hoje, em Genebra [...] nossa fundação está nomeando a Al-Haq como beneficiária do Prêmio Direitos Humanos e Empresas de 2019. A Al-Haq [...] é uma organização independente palestina sediada em Ramallah (Cisjordânia)... A Al-Haq documenta e monitora as violações de direito internacional humanitário e de direitos humanos no Território Palestino Ocupado, e trabalha para coibir violações contra os palestinos, sejam elas praticadas por Israel, pela Autoridade Palestina ou por outros atores, incluindo empresas.

O prêmio, reconhecendo “o trabalho excepcional realizado por defensores de direitos humanos no Sul Global ou na ex-União Soviética, em razão dos impactos das empresas sobre os direitos humanos naquelas regiões”, é acompanhado de um subsídio de US$ 50.000.

Em anos recentes, a Al-Haq tem feito um trabalho revolucionário ao chamar a atenção para o modo como certas empresas, que operam no Território Palestino Ocupado (incluindo aquelas que realizam negócios com ou nos assentamentos israelenses), estão envolvidas em violações de direitos humanos e do direito internacional humanitário, particularmente a Convenção de Haia e a Quarta Convenção de Genebra...

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Author: FIDH

Nos organisations se réjouissent qu’Al-Haq, reçoive le 26/11/2019 le Prix Entreprises et droits humains 2019 aux Nations Unies à Genève, lors du Forum du même nom. Ces dernières années, l’ONG a révélé et dénoncé plusieurs violations d’acteurs économiques dans les territoires palestiniens occupés. Le prix est un signal fort envoyé aux entreprises pour qu’elles respectent leurs obligations dans les territoires palestiniens occupés et ne soient plus impliquées dans les projets dans les colonies israéliennes, illégales au regard du droit international...

"Le travail de nos collègues d’Al-Haq, membres de la FIDH, est essentiel à la protection des droits humains du peuple palestinien. Comme de nombreux défenseurs dans le monde entier, Al-Haq a été ces dernières années la cible de menaces, de campagnes de diffamation, d’intimidation et d’agressions..." remarque Alice Mogwe, présidente de la FIDH...

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Author: La Fondation du Prix Entreprises et Droits Humains

[N]otre fondation vient de décerner le Prix Entreprises et Droits Humains 2019 à l’organisation Al-Haq. Basée à Ramallah (en Cisjordanie), Al-Haq [...] est une organisation indépendante palestinienne... Elle mène un travail de documentation et d’observation des violations du droit humanitaire international et du droit international des droits humains dans les territoires palestiniens occupés. Al-Haq œuvre à faire cesser les violations à l’encontre du peuple palestinien qu’elles soient commises par Israël, l’Autorité palestinienne ou par d’autres, notamment des entreprises.

D’un montant de 50 000 $, ce prix distingue « le travail exceptionnel d’associations de défense des droits humains qui, dans les pays du Sud ou de l’ex-URSS, luttent contre les atteintes aux droits humains perpétrées par les acteurs économiques ».

Ces dernières années, Al-Haq a réalisé un travail d’alerte sans précédent sur l’implication de certaines entreprises implantées dans les territoires palestiniens occupés, y compris celles qui commercent avec ou dans les colonies israéliennes, dans des violations des droits humains et des infractions au droit humanitaire international, notamment le Règlement de La Haye et la Quatrième convention de Genève.

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Author: Фонда премии“Права человека и бизнес”

Сегодня в Женеве…наш фонд объявляет организацию Al-Haq лауреатом премии “Права человека и бизнес” за 2019 г. Независимая Палестинская организация…Al-Haq (“Закон на службе у человека”) была основана в 1979 г. с целью “содействия защите прав человека и верховенству права на оккупированной палестинской территории”. Al-Haq отслеживает и документирует нарушения международного гуманитарного права и международного права прав человека на оккупированной палестинской территории, с целью положить конец нарушениям в отношении палестинцев со стороны Израиля, Палестинской автономии и других организаций, включая компании. Премия в размере 50 тыс. долларов США присуждается правозащитникам в странах глобального Юга и бывшего Советского Союза за выдающиеся достижения в сфере защиты прав человека от негативного воздействия предпринимательской деятельности. В последние годы Al-Haq проделала огромную работу по привлечению внимания к тому, как некоторые компании, действующие на оккупированной палестинской территории, в том числе фирмы, осуществляющие предпринимательскую деятельность в израильских поселениях, вовлечены в нарушения прав человека и международного гуманитарного права, и прежде всего, Гаагских принципов и четвертой Женевской Конвенции…

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 في إطار منتدى الأمم المتحدة للأعمال التجارية وحقوق الإنسان في جنيف ، حصلت مؤسسة الحق على جائزة 2019 لجائزة حقوق الإنسان والأعمال لعملها الرائد الذي لفت الانتباه إلى  عمل بعض الشركات في الأرض الفلسطينية المحتلة  و تورطهم في انتهاكات حقوق الإنسان و المعايير الدولية. مؤسسة الحق هي منظمة فلسطينية مستقلة مقرها في رام الله (الضفة الغربية).

تعترف الجائزة بـ "العمل المتميز للمدافعين عن حقوق الإنسان في بلدان الجنوب  أو الاتحاد السوفيتي السابق لمعالجة آثار حقوق الإنسان على الأعمال".

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...在日内瓦召开一年一度的联合国工商业与人权论坛上,[人权与商业奖]基金会宣布,Al-Haq是2019年度人权与商业奖得主。成立于1979年的Al-Haq(“法律服务于人”)是...一家独立的巴勒斯坦组织,...Al-Haq记录并监督巴勒斯坦被占领土上违反国际人道法律和国际人权法的行为,并且致力于阻止以色列、巴勒斯坦官方或企业等各方对巴勒斯坦人的侵犯。

此奖项旨在认可“在全球南方和前苏联地区应对商业活动所产生的人权问题做出杰出贡献的人权捍卫者”,并设有 50000 美元的奖金。

近年来,Al-Haq在引起对有关巴勒斯坦被占领土上一些企业经营方式的关注方面进行了突破性的工作。这些企业包括在以色列定居点内开展业务或与定居点合作的公司,以及涉及侵犯人权和违反包括《海牙章程》和《日内瓦第四公约》在内的国际人道法的企业。

...基金会顾问团成员皆赞赏该组织的以下特质及成就:

  • 专业精神、一丝不苟的研究,并坚定不移地开展倡导工作;
  • 在巴勒斯坦被占领土的各社区拥有分布广泛的在地研究员网络,以密切监督商业活动及其给人们带来的影响;
  • 对联合国工商企业与人权条约草案做出的贡献;以及
  • 能力建设活动 — 致力于帮助中东其他非政府组织开展商业相关的人权关注工作。

[...]

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...在日内瓦召开一年一度的联合国工商业与人权论坛上,[人权与商业奖]基金会宣布,Al-Haq是2019年度人权与商业奖得主。成立于1979年的Al-Haq(“法律服务于人”)是...一家独立的巴勒斯坦组织,...Al-Haq记录并监督巴勒斯坦被占领土上违反国际人道法律和国际人权法的行为,并且致力于阻止以色列、巴勒斯坦官方或企业等各方对巴勒斯坦人的侵犯。

此奖项旨在认可“在全球南方和前苏联地区应对商业活动所产生的人权问题做出杰出贡献的人权捍卫者”,并设有 50000 美元的奖金。

近年来,Al-Haq在引起对有关巴勒斯坦被占领土上一些企业经营方式的关注方面进行了突破性的工作。这些企业包括在以色列定居点内开展业务或与定居点合作的公司,以及涉及侵犯人权和违反包括《海牙章程》和《日内瓦第四公约》在内的国际人道法的企业。

...基金会顾问团成员皆赞赏该组织的以下特质及成就:

  • 专业精神、一丝不苟的研究,并坚定不移地开展倡导工作;
  • 在巴勒斯坦被占领土的各社区拥有分布广泛的在地研究员网络,以密切监督商业活动及其给人们带来的影响;
  • 对联合国工商企业与人权条约草案做出的贡献;以及
  • 能力建设活动 — 致力于帮助中东其他非政府组织开展商业相关的人权关注工作。

[...]

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