OPT: A Hundred NGOs call for the release of the UN database of businesses involved in settlements
Author: Al Haq, Published on: 1 September 2019
"More than 100 Organisations Call for the Release of the UN Database of Businesses Engaged in Activities with Israeli Settlements", 29th of August 2019
103 local, regional and international organizations called on the United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights, Madam Michelle Bachelet, to release the UN database of businesses engaged in activities related to Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory.
The undersigned organizations expressed their deep concern that the release of the Database, including the names of companies facilitating Israel’s settlement enterprise, has been repeatedly delayed potentially due to political pressure. The delay comes over three years after the Human Rights Council (HRC) established the mandate to create the Database and more than two years after its initial scheduled release in March 2017.