Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) is a Palestinian-led movement for freedom, justice and equality. BDS upholds the simple principle that Palestinians are entitled to the same rights as the rest of humanity.
The court ruled that it is unlawful for the government to restrict local councils from exercising their conscience and divesting their pensions from Israeli companies complicit in violating Palestinian human rights.
Open letter from 46 artists, including Thurston Moore, Roger Waters and Peter Kosminsky, as well as Archbishop Desmond Tutu says, 'Respect Palestinian call for a boycott of Israel, don’t play Tel Aviv on July 19.'
The article is not only about the right to BDS. It also discusses how international human rights law has, in general, been rendered meaningless and even oppressive. It uses the example of the BDS movement to show that, nevertheless, there is still a way to utilize its progressive potential.