Around 200 lawyers and academics have said moves by the UK and other nations to discourage support for the pro-Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement may violate fundamental human rights.
Around 200 leading legal experts have signed a statement defending the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement (BDS) as a lawful exercise of freedom of expression. The legal experts from 15 countries agreed the BDS movement should be treated the same way as the Anti-Apartheid Movement in South Africa. Lawyers backing Friday's statement include South African jurist John Dugard, who served at the International Court of Justice, and Guy Goodwin-Gill, former legal adviser for the Office of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
The Dutch government has rejected calls to cease funding organizations that advocate a boycott of Israel.
The multinational company Hewlett Packard (HP) has been removed from the program of the conference "Ethics and Social Responsibility in Information Technology" set for December 5 in Milan, Italy. (original program)
22 November 2016, The Hague: Today, Palestinian human rights groups urged the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to examine the Israeli closure of the Gaza Strip, which has denied two million Palestinians a panoply of fundamental rights for nearly a decade, as the crime against humanity of persecution under the Rome Statute.
Councillor Donnelly said he’s backing an Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign call for all councillors and staff to return their HP products as part of a “week of action.” The Derry IPSC branch is protesting because HP systems are used in Israeli ID cards and it holds contracts with several Government departments. In March Haaretz, reported how HP held the largest number of government contracts, not subject to tender, of any firm: 16 ministries signed 81 contracts, valued at 735m shekels, in five years.
Elected representatives in Trondheim, Norway’s third-largest city, have voted to boycott goods and services from Israel’s settlements in the occupied West Bank.
Actor Ashton Kutcher has defended the home-sharing site Airbnb after he was confronted on stage by a protester. The Hollywood star, who is an investor in the company, was speaking at an event in Los Angeles when he was interrupted by a woman holding a sign which read "Airbnb out of settlements". The protester, Ariel Gold, said she wanted Ashton to "use his power and influence" to remove Airbnb's listings in Israeli-occupied territories in the West Bank and address the firm's role in the "affordable housing crisis".
8 December 2016 – Marking the 10-December UN Human Rights Day, which this year raises the slogan, “Stand up for someone's rights today,” about 200 legal scholars and practicing lawyers from 15 European states have issued a statement that stands for Palestinian rights and considers the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement for Palestinian freedom, justice and equality as “a lawful exercise of freedom of expression.”
DICHIARAZIONE DA PARTE DI GIURISTI CONTRO LE MISURE ADOTTATE DA ALCUNI GOVERNI PER METTERE FUORI LEGGE IL MOVIMENTO DI BOICOTTAGGIO, DISINVESTIMENTO E SANZIONI (BDS) IN FAVORE DEI DIRITTI UMANI PALESTINESI
DECLARACIÓN DE JURISTAS, ACADÉMICOS/AS Y EXPERTOS/AS LEGALES CONTRA LAS MEDIDAS ADOPTADAS POR ALGUNOS GOBIERNOS PARA PROHIBIR EL MOVIMIENTO DE BOICOT, DESINVERSIONES Y SANCIONES (BDS) PARA LOS DERECHOS HUMANOS DE LA POBLACIÓN PALESTINA