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18 January 2018

Briefing calls on UK Govt to support UN database listing biz involved in settlement-related activities in Palestine

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16 October 2017

OPT: HRW calls on Israeli banks to comply with human rights responsibilities, cease activities in settlements

A 2017 Human Rights Watch (HRW) report refutes claims by Israeli banks that they are required to provide financial services to settlements in the occupied West Bank under Israeli law.  HRW analysed Israeli law and international humanitarian and human...

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Company response
2 October 2017

HeidelbergCement responds to allegations re violating international law

Author: HeidelbergCement

Business & Human Rights has kindly invited HeidelbergCement to respond to the concerns raised by Electronic Intifada in the article from 14 September. We follow this invitation, as we believe that the article includes wrong and speculative...

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2 October 2017

OPT: Rights groups accuse HeidelbergCement of IHL violations; HeidelbergCement response scrutinized

Rights groups have raised serious allegations against HeidelbergCement’s operations at the Nahal Raba quarry in Area C of the occupied West Bank. According to the allegations, HeidelbergCement’s extraction activities may be linked to war crimes,...

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7 July 2016

UK NCP releases follow up on complaint against G4S alleging involvement in Israeli abuses against Palestinians

NCP findings The NCP found that G4S had not met the specific obligation to seek to address impacts of its business relationships [with the Israeli Government], and that this caused their actions to be technically inconsistent with two other provisions...

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25 November 2015

UK: Labour party votes to end contract with G4S over human rights concerns regarding services it provides to the Israeli Govt.

In November 2015 the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the Labour Party voted to end its contract with G4S to provide security at its party conference.  Jennie Formby of Unite, who was at the NEC meeting, said "[t]he decision to end the security c...

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1 July 2015

Civil society orgs. welcome news Orange has renegotiated its agreement with Partner Communications following criticism of its support for Israeli settlements

On 29 May 2015 we invited Orange to respond to the report: “Orange’s Dangerous liaisons in the Occupied Palestinian Territory” which calls for Orange to end its brand licence contract with Partner Communications, an Israeli company "that operates and ...

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Article
18 February 2015

UK: Arms company Instro Precision (part of Elbit Systems) occupied by protesters over sales to Israel & Afghanistan

Author: London Palestine Action

Instro Precision, an arms company near Broadstairs (Kent), was occupied at 5am this morning to protest its sales to both Israel and Afghanistan. Four people are on the roof with banners to shut the factory down, with ten more on the ground, one of who...

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14 December 2014

People & Planet Award Winners: 3 small businesses honored empowering workers in developing nations, conflict zones

Author: Investor Ideas

"People & Planet Award Winners: 3 Small Businesses Honored Empowering Workers In Developing Nations, Conflict Zones", 11 Dec 2014...

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Article
31 October 2014

Sodastream pulls out of West Bank following campaign by Palestinian groups - company says it is "purely commercial" decision

Author: Maria Tedeo, Independent (UK)

  "Sodastream pulls out of West Bank as sales continue to fall amid Scarlett Johansson controversy", 30 Oct 2014 Sodastream, the Israeli maker of fizzy drink machines, will close its West Bank factory after coming under intense pressure from pro-Pales...

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