JCB challenged over machinery used to demolish Palestinian homes

The Guardian
October 12, 2020

Foreign Office quango says firm may have broken OECD guidelines on human rights

The British heavy machinery firm JCB’s sale of equipment used in the destruction of Palestinian villages in the Israeli-occupied West Bank may have breached Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development guidelines on human rights, a UK government body has assessed.

The case is likely to test the degree to which multinationals are responsible if their export goods are being sold by local distributors in ways that infringe human rights.

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