Was discussing some information with the Irish Palestinian Solidarity Campaign earlier who were demonstrating on O Connell St earlier on today. The topc of CRH came up and their role in the building of the illegal wall in Jerusalem and the role they played in its construction, he was of the opinion they were breaking the law as they were involved in construction of said wall. A complaint was lodged that detailed that CRH did not act within the confines of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprise which state that (according to the following website from the Russel Report -http://www.russelltribunalonpalestin...plc-3.5.11.pdf )
The Guidelines are recommendations by governments covering all major areas of
business ethics, including corporate steps to obey the law, observe internationallyrecognised standards and respond to other societal expectations.
Two of the key policies state “that enterprises should respect the human rights of
those affected by their activities consistent with the host government’s international
obligations and commitments” and that they should “Encourage, where
practicable, business partners, including suppliers and sub-contractors, to apply
principles of corporate conduct compatible with the Guidelines”
A case as far as I am aware is currently with the International Court of Justice but I have no idea how far along it is. Is anyone more up to date with the case than I am? Google is proving a bit fruitless...