Avec 102 organisations, la Plateforme Palestine demande la publication de la base de données des entreprises liées aux colonies israéliennes

- Communiqués collectifs

Voici en PJ un courrier conjoint proposé par Al Haq et le Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies adressé à la Haute-Commissaire aux droits de l’Homme Michelle Bachelet, accueillant positivement la publication de la base de données des entreprises liées à la colonisation.

Le courrier vise également à rappeler au Commissariat qu’il doit s’assurer de la bonne mise à jour de la base de données annuelle comme prévue dans la résolution du Conseil des droits de l’Homme.

Lien vers la plateforme : https://plateforme-palestine.org/Avec-102-autres-organisations-la-Plateforme-Palestine-demande-la-publication-de

High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet
Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
Geneva, Switzerland

Welcoming the publication of the United Nations Database of Businesses Engaged in Activities Related to Israeli Settlements

Dear Madame High Commissioner,

The undersigned organizations commend you and your Office for the publication of the United Nations (UN) database of businesses engaged in activities related to Israeli settlements (database) in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), ahead of the 43rd Session of the Human Rights Council (HRC), almost four years since the establishment of the mandate. The database’s release demonstrates the commitment of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) to upholding human rights standards and the rule of law in pursuit of justice and accountability for oppressed persons and groups around the world, while reaffirming OHCHR’s independence and impartiality in the face of undue political pressure. We reaffirm our continued support to the independent work of the OHCHR.

Our organizations welcome the release of the database, although incomprehensive, as a critical first step toward the fulfilment of Human Rights Council resolution 31/36 (2016), which strongly indicates that the OHCHR will question the role of business enterprises within the context of rapid illegal settlement expansion. It also indicates that the OHCHR will question calls to consolidate Israel’s annexation and rigorous attempts to undermine international law and human rights standards. To this end, the database’s release sets an important precedent by establishing a tangible mechanism strengthening the implementation of international law, particularly in relation to State obligations and the responsibility of businesses to respect international law and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs), including in situations of conflict and occupation.

As our organizations strongly welcome the long overdue release of the database, we also reiterate the importance of fulfilling the mandate of HRC resolution 31/36 in its entirety ; i.e., to ensure the annual update of the database within the framework of the OHCHR. The undersigned organizations are committed to supporting such annual updates through increased transparency and engagement from your office in order to ensure that the database is a living and public document, which serves as a platform for transparency and positively incentivizes corporations to end their activities and relationships aligned with Israel’s illegal settlement enterprise.

We look forward to continuing to work with the OHCHR, with a view toward ending corporate impunity for profiting from grave breaches of international law.

Liste des signataires :

1. 11.11.11
2. ActionAid Palestine
3. Agricultural Development Association (PARC)
4. Al Ataa’ Charitable Society
5. Al Mezan Centre for Human Rights
6. Aldameer
7. Al-Haq
8. Alliance of Concerned Jewish Canadians
9. Al-Tadamoun Charitable Association
10. ALTSEAN-Burma
11. American Friends Service Committee
12. Amnesty International
13. Association ADALA (Pour le Droit à un Procès équitable)
14. Association Belgo-Palestinienne WB
15. Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID)
16. Association France Palestine Solidarité (AFPS)
18. Bahrain Center for Human Rights
19. Beladi Foundation
20. Bisan Center for Research & Development
21. Broederlijk Delen
22. Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies
23. CCFD – Terre Solidaire
24. Civic Coalition for Palestinian Rights in Jerusalem
25. CNCD-11.11.11
26. Community Action Center - Al Quds University
27. Conectas Direitos Humanos
28. Conflict and Environment Observatory
29. Consejo de Pueblos Wuxhtaj de Guatemala
30. Coopération Internationale pour le Développement et la Solidarité (CIDSE)
32. DanChurchAid
33. Dawlaty
34. Defender centre for Human Rights
35. Defense for Children International - DCI Palestine
36. El Comité Ambiental en Defensa de la Vida y la Corporación SOS Ambiental de Colombia
37. EuroMed Rights
38. European Middle East Project (EuMEP)
39. FIDH
40. Filastiniyat
41. Foro Ciudadano de Participación por la Justicia y los Derechos Humanos Argentina
42. Fundaciòn Promociòn Humana
43. Global Legal Action Network (GLAN)
44. Gulf Center for Human Rights
45. Health Work Committee
46. Human Rights and Democracy Media Center « Shams »/Palestine
47. Human Rights Watch
48. International Accountability Project
49. International Service for Human Rights (ISHR)
50. Islandnet
51. Jerusalem Legal Aid and Human Rights Center (JLAC)
52. Jewish Voice for Peace
53. Just Peace Advocates/Mouvement Pour Une Paix Juste
54. Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights (LPHR)
55. Libyan center for Freedom of Press
56. Libyan organization for legal Aid
57. Ma’an Development Center
58. MADA - Palestinian Center For Development & Media Freedoms
59. Médecins du Monde – France
60. Mid-Islanders for Justice and Peace in the Middle East
61. Mwatana for Human Rights (Yemen)
62. National Society for Rehabilitation
63. NAWA for Culture & Arts Association
64. Netherlands Palestine Committee
65. Norwegian Church Aid
66. Novact - International Institute for Nonviolent Action
67. Oxfam
68. Palestinian and Jewish Unity (PAJU)
69. Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR)
70. Palestinian Counseling Center (PCC)
71. Palestinian Human Rights Organization (PHRO)
72. Palestinian Non-Governmental Organisations Network (PNGO)
73. Palestinian Women Development Society
74. Palestinian Working Women Society for Development (PWWSD)
75. Pax Christi Flanders
76. Pax Christi International
77. PAX for Peace
78. Plateforme des ONG françaises pour la Palestine (PFP)
80. Premiere Urgence Internationale
81. Project on Organizing, Development, Education and Research (PODER) – regional, Latin America.
82. Rural Women’s Development Society
84. SOMO
85. Sudanese Monitor for Human Rights
86. Syrian Center for Legal Studies and Research
87. Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression (SCM)
88. Syrian Network for Human Rights
89. Syrians for Truth and Justice (STJ)
90. The Association Switzerland-Palestine
91. The Democracy Center
92. The Jus Semper Global Alliance
93. The National Society for Democracy and Law
94. The Regina Peace Council
95. The Rights Forum
96. The Union of Palestinian Women Committees
97. Trocaire
98. Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC)
99. US Campaign for Palestinian Rights (USCPR)
100. Viva Salud
101. War on Want
102. Women Studies Center
103. Women’s Center for Legal Aid and Counselling (WCLAC)