Campaign Calls on UN to Release Names of Companies Involved in Settlement Activities

Al-Haq Human Rights organization launched an action alert urging the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Human Rights Council and Member States to abide by their commitments and publish the UN Database on companies involved in Israel’s illegal settlements.
The campaign mentions that, in 2016, the UN Human Rights Council voted in favor of establishing a Database of companies involved in business activities with Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt). Israeli settlements are illegal under international law; a Database of businesses with activities or relationships in settlements would provide transparency for states, businesses and the public, and could be used to ensure that companies are not complicit in human rights violations and grave breaches of international humanitarian law.