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1 December 2009

[PDF] Principles and Mechanisms to Hold Business Accountable for Human Rights Abuses: Potential Avenues to Challenge Corporate Involvement in Israel's Oppression of the Palestinian People

Author: Yasmine Gado, BADIL Resource Center

One of the most important legal challenges today is the battle to hold transnational corporations (TNCs) accountable for their involvement in human rights violations. Efforts are currently being made by a variety of actors in what is referred to as...

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3 September 2009

Norway fund sells Israeli shares on ethical grounds

Author: Aasa Christine Stoltz & Wojciech Moskwa, Reuters

Norway's sovereign wealth fund has sold its stake in Israeli company Elbit Systems because it supplied surveillance equipment for the separation barrier in the West Bank. The $400 billion-plus…fund…has in the past ruled out investing in some two dozen...

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23 April 2009

In Middle East, Relationship between Business and Peace is Tenuous

Author: Paul Wozniak, Watson Institute

Guy Ben-Porat of the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev…argued that in the Middle East the relationship between business and the peace process is…complicated…Among the problems…are businesses’ inability to collectively organize and changing levels of...

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22 April 2009
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Author: Campagne Civile Internationale pour la Protection du Peuple Palestinien

...février 2007, l’Association France Palestine Solidarité (AFPS) a fait assigner les Sociétés Veolia Transport et Alstom devant le Tribunal de Grande Instance de Nanterre afin de faire reconnaître le caractère illicite [de leur] contrat...avec le...

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17 February 2009
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Author: La Tribune [France]

Trois multinationales et une PME françaises ont été dénoncées sur le site de l’Association France Palestine solidarité (AFPS) pour avoir tiré économiquement profit de la colonisation de la Cisjordanie par Israël. «La banque franco-belge Dexia finance...

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28 October 2008

Maala Conference 2008 [Israel]

Author: Maala - Business for Social Responsibility [Israel]

Maala's annual conference is the primary forum for discussion of CSR [Corporate Social Responsibility] in Israel...[and] topics will include: How to preserve the values of the firm during an economic crisis?...Can sustainability be a basis for a...

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23 August 2008

Palestinian workers in West Bank Israeli settlements after the High Court of Justice Ruling

Author: Kav LaOved [Israel]

In October 2007, in a precedent-setting ruling, a nine judges panel of the High Court of Justice ruled unanimously that Israeli labour laws applied equally to Israeli employers and their Palestinian West Bank workers, ‘unless the parties decide...

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1 March 2008

Private Security Companies in the OPT [Occupied Palestinian Territories]: An International Humanitarian Law Perspective

Author: Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research

[T]his paper focuses on providing humanitarian practitioners with a clear understanding of the legal framework available for protecting civilians in the context of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, as well as the legal regime applicable to key players...

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1 February 2008

Demand Corporate Accountability from Motorola/Motorola Israel

Author: US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation

The US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation...launch[es] [the] newest corporate accountability campaign—“Hang Up on Motorola”. Under international law, all corporations have obligations to uphold, respect and protect fundamental human rights....

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2 July 2007

Volvo: Symbol of safety or human rights abuses?

Author: Adri Nieuwhof in The Electronic Intifada

According to a spokesperson from the Association of Forty, the unrecognized Bedouin Arab villages Atir and Um Hayran in the Naqab (Negev) were aggressively attacked on Monday...25 June 2007 by more than 1,500 Israeli soldiers...Hussein al Rafay'a,...

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