Making a Killing? State and corporate commercial ties to genocide in Gaza – and what governments and companies must do to prevent it by Lydia de Leeuw and Max Lamb

PLEASE TAKE ACTION RIGHT NOW AND SEND YOUR LETTER TO THE UN OFFICE OF THE SPECIAL ADVISER ON THE PREVENTION OF GENOCIDE AND THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT PROSECUTOR.

In its Principle 7, The United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) provide some further guidance on how a home state – the country in which a company is domiciled – can fulfil this duty. Home states should engage “at the earliest possible stage possible” with companies to help in the identification and prevention of the risk of their activities or business relationships being linked to acts of genocide in Gaza. Additionally, states should deny access to public support and services to companies that are linked to acts of genocide in Gaza and refuse to cooperate in addressing the situation. Finally, home states should ensure that their “policies, legislation, regulations and enforcement measures are effective in addressing the risk of business involvement” in genocide in Gaza. This means, among other things, that states should take effective action to investigate and prosecute companies (where national laws allow) and corporate officials for their involvement in acts of genocide in Gaza. 

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