Should companies steer clear of Israeli settlements in Occupied Palestinian Territory?

Work in the illegal Israeli settlement of Modi'in Illit
JCB digger at work in the illegal Israeli settlement of Modi'in Illit © Amnesty International

Despite the current Lock Down and closure of the Friends Meeting House, our Cambridge City Amnesty talks on human rights around the world will continue online using Zoom. Contact the Chair on email sue.woodsford@ntlworld.com for details of this Zoom meeting and to request an invitation to join in. 

On Thursday 14 May at 7.30pm, Peter Frankental will speak on "Should companies steer clear of Israeli settlements in Occupied Palestinian Territory?"
 
For this talk Peter Frankental, Amnesty's Economics Related Programme Director, will speak about whether companies can respect human rights while doing business with Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT) which are illegal under international law. 

Amnesty International has published a report on how online tourism companies promote accommodation and activities in the settlements to the detriment of Palestinians.
 
Amnesty has also published a briefing for companies addressing the question of whether they can do business there while respecting human rights.

This talk has particular relevance now the UN has published the list of companies considered to be in breach of human rights law. 

It is topical too in the light of the ruling at the end of April of the UK Supreme Court against the government's attempt to stop pension funds from divesting from companies complicit in occupation and arms sales.


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