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Analysis of Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights Complaint Regarding JCB

In December 2019, LPHR filed a complaint with the UK National Contact Point for the OECD against J.C Bamford Excavators Limited (JCB), a construction equipment company headquartered in the UK. Numerous methodological failures demonstrate the political objectives of this complaint.

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Boycott Campaigns against JCB

JCB (J.C Bamford Excavators), a UK-based manufacturer of construction equipment, has become a target of BDS campaigns due to its sale of equipment to the State of Israel. These campaigns, primarily from British NGOs, intensified in 2020 after JCB was included on the discriminatory UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) “blacklist” of companies operating in Israel, published in February 2020.

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Addameer

Addameer is a Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) “affiliate.” Addameer advocates for Palestinian political prisoners, while altogether omitting the context of terror; chairperson Abdullatif Ghaith was banned from travelling internationally because of his alleged membership in the PFLP terror organization.

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