NGO Monitor sent a position paper to the UN Human Rights Council arguing that a discriminatory "blacklist" intended to defame and economically harm companies doing business with Israel violates international law, ignores due process rights, and promotes antisemitism.
Submission of the Institute for NGO Research Position Paper Regarding the Preparation of a Discriminatory Blacklist Pursuant to UNHRC Resolution 31/36
The Institute for NGO Research, an NGO in Special Consultative with ECOSOC, submitted the following information to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in advance of its preparation of a discriminatory blacklist aimed at entities doing business over the 1949 Armistice Lines, pursuant to UN Human Rights Council Resolution 31/36.
Resolution 2334, adopted by the UN Security Council in December 2016 adopts the language used by multiple European-funded NGOs promoting anti-Israel campaigns, in the form of incremental strategies leading to full boycotts.
HRW's letter to the UN High Commissioner for HUman Rights praise the efforts to establish a UN boycott of Israel, and even offer specific recommendations of companies to be included on a UN blacklist.
Prof. Gerald Steinberg speaks at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva on September 27, 2016.
The arrest of a United Nations employee on charges of funneling aid to Hamas further highlights the need for effective policies that address the risk of aid diversion, both on the part of the implementing organization and on the part of the funder.