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13 Feb 2020

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Human Rights Watch (HRW)

Israel: New Database Will Aid Corporate Accountability

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The database of businesses contributing to illegal Israeli settlements is a major breakthrough in holding businesses accountable for their role in rights abuses, Human Rights Watch said...

Business activities contribute to entrenching settlements, and the rights abuses and two-tiered Israeli discriminatory system that stem from them...

“[The list] should put all companies on notice: to do business with illegal settlements is to aid in the commission of war crimes,” said Bruno Stagno, deputy executive director for advocacy at Human Rights Watch. “The database release marks critical progress in the global effort to ensure that businesses end their complicity in rights abuses and respect international law."

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