Falk: Companies working in settlements may face charges

October 25, 2012 22:51

United Nations special investigator Richard Falk has warned that international businesses operating in West Bank settlements may face criminal and civil liability under international law.

This extends to employees of the business, he told the United Nations in New York on Thursday, when he spoke at the 24th meeting of a United Nations General Assembly human rights group, formally called, the Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Committee.

Falk also submitted a report to that effect to the General Assembly.

He called on it to consider asking the International Court of Justice at the Hague, which has already advised that Israel occupies the West Bank, to issue an opinion on the liability of businesses that economically benefit from settlements.

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