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25 Nov 2016

OHCHR invites submissions re creation of database of business enterprises operating in Israeli settlements in Occupied Terriotries (dedline: 31 Dec)

Call for Submissions under Human Rights Council Resolution 31/36

On 24 March 2016, at its 31st session, the Human Rights Council (HRC) adopted resolution 31/36 entitled “Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and in the occupied Syrian Golan”.

Operative paragraph 17 of this resolution “[r]equests the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, in close consultation with the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises, in follow-up to the report of the independent international fact-finding mission to investigate the implications of the Israeli settlements on the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of the Palestinian people throughout the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem [A/HRC/22/63], and as a necessary step for the implementation of the recommendation contained in paragraph 117 thereof, to produce a database of all business enterprises involved in the activities detailed in paragraph 96 of the afore-mentioned report, to be updated annually and to transmit the data therein in the form of a report to the Council at its thirty-fourth session”.

The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights(OHCHR)invites all interested persons, entities and organizations to submit relevant information and documentation that will assist in the implementation of the above mandate. Submissions should focus on business enterprises allegedly involved in the activities detailed in paragraph 96 of A/HRC/22/63. OHCHR would be grateful if submissions were presented as concisely as possible. The identity of sources of information will be kept confidential.

Any information submitted to OHCHR in writing should be sent to the following email address: [email protected]. The deadline for submissions has been extended to December 31, 2016.