The banner of human rights provides NGOs around the world with a halo of credibility and impartiality, enhancing their access to funding and to decision making processes. Unfortunately, many NGOs routinely exploit the rhetoric of universal human rights and international law to promote narrow ideological and political campaigns.
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|NGOs:||EAFORD - The International Organization for the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination|
|Start date:||1 Jan 1988|
|End date:||17 May 2018|
The French government's funding of groups that support BDS campaigns and with alleged ties to terror groups casts doubt upon its ability to serve as an impartial host of an upcoming summit dedicated to peace.
Anne Herzberg claims that given William Schabass anti-Israel record, it is no surprise that he was selected to draft a report that will undoubtedly conclude that Israel is guilty.
NGO Monitor has prepared this submission as part of the Review of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) for the Open-Ended Working Group (Working Group), in order to support the HRC review process.
EAFORD uses its ECOSOC status to promote campaigns declaring that "Zionism equals racism" and demonization based on "apartheid." They have accused Israel of a "Holocaust" against the Palestinian people and characterized terrorism as "resistance." EAFORD was very active in the framework of the NGO Forum of the 2001 Durban Conference, claiming that Zionism is based on "purity of the race, and distinctiveness from other people" which "seems to bear close resemblance to ...Fascism and Nazism," and is seeking another UN-sponsored NGO Forum at the 2009 Durban Review Conference.
A Durban Review Conference preparatory meeting was held in Geneva on Oct. 6-17. NGO participation was divided, with some opposing a repetition of the antisemitism of the 2001 conference. Other NGOs pressed the anti-Israel and anti-Western agenda of the "Durban strategy." BADIL and MRAP condemned Israel. Unofficial meetings of NGO representatives about a potential NGO Forum included antisemitic and anti-Israel attacks against Jewish representatives.