Al-Haq: Release UN Database on Businesses Profiting from Israel’s Settlement Enterprise

15 Jan
7:05 AM

Ramallah-based Al-Haq Human Rights organization, on Tuesday, called on the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) to release the long-overdue database of businesses engaged in Israel’s illegal settlement enterprise, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported.

In a Call for Action press release, Al-Haq said, On 24 March 2016, the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) adopted resolution 31/36 requesting OHCHR to “produce a database of all business enterprises” that “directly and indirectly, enabled, facilitated and profited from the construction and growth of the settlements” in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, in consultation with the Working Group on Business and Human Rights.

Al-Haq called on civil society organizations, human rights defenders, social movements, networks and groups from around the world to join its call for the release of the UN database.

Edited for IMEMC: Ali Salam

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