Report: Int'l counsel says EU can boycott settlements

July 9, 2012 10:53

European governments have every right to boycott trade with West Bank settlements, according to a leading international counsel, British daily The Independent reported Monday.

Cambridge professor of international law James Crawford formulated the formal opinion in a 60-page document, shown to senior officials of EU member states and obtained by The Independent.

"There do not appear to be any EC laws which could be breached by a member state taking the decision to ban the import of settlement produce on public policy grounds," Crawford asserted in the document.

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