Statement in support of the database regarding certain business activities in the Israeli settlements
Amnesty International had intended to submit this written statement to the 40th Session of the Human Rights Council following the long-delayed publishing of the database of all business enterprises involved in certain activities in the Israeli Settlements as mandated by the Human Rights Council in 2016. On March 4th, the High Commissioner sent a letter to the President of the Human Rights Council, providing that her office would not be submitting the expected report during this session of the Council but would work “with a view to finalizing this mandated activity within the coming months.” In light of these recent developments, we view it as critical to lend our voice in support of the fulfilment of the mandate and the swift publishing of the database.
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