Lawyers condemn JCB
Sep 10, 2020 —
Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights (LPHR) have filed a comprehensive evidence-based human rights complaint against construction equipment giant JCB, citing the company’s involvement “in human rights breaches in the occupied Palestinian territory”.
LPHR say JCB is in breach of five human rights responsibilities under the OECD Guidelines, and has demanded that the company suspend supply of products to Comasco (an Israeli company which is the exclusive dealer of JCB products in Israel).for settlement-related construction.
(The Israeli settlements on Palestinian land are a grave breach of the Fourth Geneva Convention. This makes JCB complicit in possible war crimes.)
“JCB’s facilitating of these tightly connected policies and practices that result in human rights violations against Palestinians must cease immediately”, said Tareq Shrourou and Claire Jeffwitz of Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights.
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