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26 October 2017

130 Israeli companies, 60 int'l corporations on UN 'blacklist'

Author: Itamar Eichner, Ynetnews (Israel)

...30 Israeli companies and 60 international corporations operating in Israel received warning letters from United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights...cautioning them of their impending inclusion in a "blacklist" of companies active beyond...

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7 November 2016

Israel/OPT: Israeli water company Mekorot blamed for severe water shortages in the West Bank

Author: Eloise Bollack, Aljazeera

Palestinian villages 'get two hours of water a week', 24 October 2016...

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14 June 2016

Israel's national water company cuts off water supply to West Bank during Muslim holy month

Author: Peter Yeung, Independent (UK)

Israel has cut off the water supply to large areas of the West Bank, Palestinian authorities have claimed. Tens of thousands of Palestinians have reportedly been left without access to safe drinking water during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, a...

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30 June 2014
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Author: Redacción central, La Prensa (Bolivia)

La resolución obliga a las transnacionales respetar las normas internacionales en materia de derechos humanos. El Consejo de Derechos Humanos de las Naciones Unidas aprobó la creación de un grupo intergubernamental para elaborar un tratado de carácter...

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23 June 2014
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Author: ats (Agence Télégraphique Suisse)

Huit entreprises multinationales ont été lundi à Genève sur le banc des accusés pour violations de droits humains. Divers témoignages ont été entendus lors d'une session du Tribunal permanent des peuples…Diverses ONG ont lancé une semaine de...

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11 June 2014

UN Treaty Urgently Needed For Human Rights Defenders, Says New Report

Author: Lara Adejoro, Daily Times (Nigeria)

Defenders of the environment often face terrible consequences for their actions, suffering rights violations and violence, according to a new report by Friends of the Earth International to be released on June 26, during the 26th Session of the United...

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17 March 2014

[PDF] Dutch Institutional Investors and Investments related to the Occupation of the Palestinian Territories

Author: Dutch Association of Investors for Sustainable Development (VDBO)

[M]ajor developments in the field of sustainable investment have positively changed the debate on the relationship between business and human rights. The UN Global compact, the principles for responsible Investment...and OECD-guidelines are often used...

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8 January 2014

[PDF] Second-largest Dutch pension fund manager PGGM withdraws all investments from Israeli banks over settlement activities

Author: Al-Haq

Al-Haq welcomes the decision by PGGM, the second-largest pension fund manager in the Netherlands, to withdraw its investments from five Israeli banks involved in financing activities related to the settlements located in Occupied Palestinian Territory...

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10 December 2013

[PDF] Business and Human Rights in the Middle East and North Africa – A regional briefing

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

This briefing provides insights into many cases of alleged abuse, and company responses to them, alongside descriptions of positive steps that some firms are taking. It provides practical examples of the ways forward for companies and governments in...

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29 May 2013

Response by Mekorot: Al-Haq report alleges water company Mekorot extracts water from Palestinian share "to supply copious amounts to Israeli settlements".

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