Judgments

The English Court of Appeal has overturned the decision of the Administrative Court and upheld the British Government’s original guidance that Local Government Pension Schemes should not pursue BDS against foreign nations except in accordance with government sanctions.

The Queen on the application of (1) Palestine Solidarity Campaign Ltd (2) Jacqueline Lewis v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government 

http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2018/1284.html 

Court of Appeal 6 June 2018

 

Association France Palestine Solidarite v Sodastream App no 13/06023

http://www.intjewishlawyers.org/main/files/Decision%20Sodastream%20(anglais).pdf

Tribunal de Grande Instance de Paris [France]  23 January 2014

 

Association France-Palestine Solidarite v Societe Alstom Transport

http://www.intjewishlawyers.org/main/files/Versailles%20Court%20of%20Appeals%20ruling%20doc%20English%20.pdf

Cour d'Appel de Versailles [France]  22 March 2013

 

Bronner v Duggan Case no 16-0740 (RC)

https://www.scribd.com/document/343889643/Bronner-v-American-Studies-Assoc-Opinion-Denying-Motion-to-Dismiss-3-31-2017

District Court of Columbia [USA]  31 March 2017

 

Davis v Cox Case no 90233-0

http://cases.justia.com/washington/supreme-court/2015-90233-0.pdf?ts=1432826451

Supreme Court of the State of Washington [USA]  28 May 2015

Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights & G4S: Final Statement after Examination of Complaint

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/431972/bis-15-306-lawyers-for-palestinian-human-rights-final-statement-after-examination-of-complaint-uk-national-contact-point-for-the-oecd-guidelines-for-multinational-enterprises-r1.pdf

UK National Contact Point for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises  31 March 2015

Palestine Solidarity Campaign v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government [2017] EWHC 1502 (Admin)

http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2017/1502.html

High Court  22 June 2017

Western Sahara Campaign UK v HMRC and DEFRA [2015] EWHC 2898 (Admin)

http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2015/2898.html

High Court  19 October 2015

Richardson v DPP [2014] UKSC 8

http://www.bailii.org/uk/cases/UKSC/2014/8.html

Supreme Court  5 February 2014

Legislation

Agreement on Gaza Strip and Jericho Area

http://www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/ForeignPolicy/Peace/Guide/Pages/Agreement%20on%20Gaza%20Strip%20and%20Jericho%20Area.aspx

 

Agreement on Government Procurement, Article VI (Technical Specifications) [WTO]

https://www.wto.org/english/docs_e/legal_e/gpr-94_01_e.htm

 

Arizona Anti-Boycott Act 2016 [USA]

http://www.azleg.gov/viewdocument/?docName=http://www.azleg.gov/ars/35/00393.htm

 

Boycott Law 2011 [Israel]

http://www.acri.org.il/en/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Boycott-Law-Final-Version-ENG-120711.pdf

 

Boycott Our Enemies Not Israel Act 2015 [USA]

https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/1572/text?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22boycott+our+enemies%22%5D%7D

 

Canadian Criminal Code 2015, Section 318 [Canada]

http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/C-46/page-72.html#h-93

 

Consumer Protection Act 2008, Section 24 [South Africa]

http://www.wipo.int/edocs/lexdocs/laws/en/za/za054en.pdf

 

Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994, Section 68

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1994/33/section/68

 

Equality Act 2010

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2010/15/contents

 

EU Council Regulation 260/2009 of 26 February 2009 on the common rules for imports

http://trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/docs/2009/april/tradoc_142728.Reg-260.en.L84-2009.pdf

 

EU Directive 2004/17/EC of 31 March 2004 coordinating the procurement procedures of entities operating in the water, energy, transport and postal services sectors

http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2004:134:0001:0113:en:PDF

 

EU Directive 2004/18/EC of 31 March 2004 on the coordination of procedures for the award of public works contracts, public supply contracts and public service contracts

http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2004:134:0114:0240:EN:PDF

 

Human Rights Act 1998

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1998/42/contents

 

Illinois Anti-Boycott Act 2015 [USA]

http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/publicacts/fulltext.asp?Name=099-0128

 

Israel Anti-Boycott Act 2017 [USA]

https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/720/text?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22%5C%22Human+Rights+Council%5C%22%22%5D%7D&r=7

 

Local Government Act 1988

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1988/9/contents

 

Minnesota Anti-Boycott Act 2017 [USA]

https://www.revisor.mn.gov/bills/text.php?number=HF400&version=4&session=ls90&session_year=2017&session_number=0&format=pdf

 

Nevada Anti-Boycott Act 2017 [USA]

https://www.leg.state.nv.us/Session/79th2017/Bills/SB/SB26_EN.pdf

 

New York Anti-Boycott Act 2014 [USA]

http://law.justia.com/codes/new-york/2014/exc/article-15/296

 

Public Contracts Regulations 2006

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2006/5/contents/made

 

Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2006

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ssi/2006/1/contents/made

 

South Carolina Anti-Boycott Act 2015 [USA]

http://law.justia.com/codes/south-carolina/2015/title-11/chapter-35/section-11-35-5300

 

The Local Government Pension Scheme (Management and Investment of Funds) Regulations 2016

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2016/946/contents/made

 

Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1992/52/contents

 

The General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1947, Article IX (Marks of Origin) [WTO]

https://www.wto.org/english/docs_e/legal_e/gatt47_01_e.htm

 

Title VI Civil Rights Act 1964 – Discrimination on the Basis of Race, Colour or National Origin [USA]

https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/USCODE-2008-title42/html/USCODE-2008-title42-chap21-subchapV.htm

 

US-Israel Trade Enhancement Act 2015 [USA]

https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/senate-bill/619/text

 

Professional Legal Articles

 

Boycott Laws in States & Explicit Inclusion of Settlements

 

Peace Through Trade? Developments in Palestinian Trade Law During the Peace Process

http://www.repository.law.indiana.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1729&context=facpub

David Fidler, Indiana University Maurer School of Law  1998

 

Problems under the EC-Israel Association Agreement: The Export of Goods Produced in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip under the EC-Israel Association Agreement (2003) 14(3) EJIL 591

http://www.ejil.org/pdfs/14/3/433.pdf

Christian Hauswaldt, University of Leipzig  2003

The Israel-Palestine Protocol on Economic Relations and the Law of the World Trade Organisation

http://www.mne.gov.ps/epp/EPPI/EPP_WYO_Work/1.pdf

Professor Thomas Cottier, University of Bern  27 February 1997

Other Professional Legal Resources

Ehud Rosen, The Spider’s Web: The Roots of BDS and the Campaign to Delegitimize Israel, July 2018.

A roadmap to the malevolent multi-national, global networks and their interlocking connections

http://jcpa.org/the-spiders-web/

 

A Better Way than Boycotts

https://www.bod.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/ABetterWayThanBoycotts.pdf

Board of Deputies of British Jewry  February 2015

Cabinet Statement approving Notice on Labelling of Products as from the Occupied Palestinian Territories

http://www.gcis.gov.za/content/newsroom/media-releases/cabstatements/22Aug2012

South African Cabinet  22 August 2012

 

Companies supporting BDS (Florida)

https://www.sbafla.com/fsb/Portals/FSB/Content/GlobalGovernanceMandates/QuarterlyReports/2016/2016_08_Israel_scrutinized_companies_list.pdf?ver=2016-10-28-000000-000

State Board Administration of Florida  2 August 2016

 

Companies supporting BDS (New York)

https://www.ogs.state.ny.us/eo/157/Docs/EO157_Institutions_Companies_List.pdf

New York Office of General Services  31 May 2017

Equality Act Codes of Practice

https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/advice-and-guidance/equality-act-codes-practice

FCO Overseas Business Risk – Israel

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/overseas-business-risk-israel/overseas-business-risk-israel--3

Foreign and Commonwealth Office  28 September 2016

Local Government Pension Scheme: Guidance on Preparing and Maintaining an Investment Strategy Statement

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/627030/Guidance_on_preparing_and_maintaining_an_investment_strategy_statement.pdf

Department for Communities and Local Government  July 2017

Local Government Pension Scheme - Written Answer to Question

http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Lords/2017-06-28/HL243

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth  28 June 2017

Notice inviting comments on Labelling of Products as from the Occupied Palestinian Territories

http://www.gov.za/sites/www.gov.za/files/35328_gen379.pdf

Dr Rob Davies MP  1 May 2012

 

OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

http://www.oecd.org/daf/inv/mne/48004323.pdf

Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development  2011

 

Procurement Policy Note: Ensuring compliance with wider international obligations when letting public contracts

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/500811/PPN_on_wider_international_obligations.pdf

Crown Commercial Service  17 February 2017

 

Recycling Veolia: A report on the anti-Veolia campaign of the BDS Movement in Britain

https://www.dropbox.com/s/nupymvoy1d71b0x/Recycling%20Veolia%20Report-final.pdf

Christian Middle East Watch & UK Lawyers for Israel  September 2012

 

Revised Best Value Statutory Guidance – Local Authority Procurement Boycotts

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/418505/Revised_Best_Value_Statutory_Guidance_final.pdf

Department for Communities and Local Government  February 2017

Spanish Funding to NGOs Active in the Arab-Israeli Conflict

http://www.ngo-monitor.org/nm/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Spanish-Report-in-English_FINAL.pdf

NGO Monitor  April 2017


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