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UK company services and equipment linked to human rights violations

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UK company G4S has sold security services and equipment to public and private actors linked to human rights violations in Israel and in the Occupied Territories.

The UK-based company G4S has been selling, through its Israeli subsidiary, security services and equipment to Israeli checkpoints in the Occupied Territories, to prisons allegedly abusing Palestinians, and to private businesses in settlements.

The UK National Contact Point for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (UK NCP) concluded in 2015 that the company had not met the obligation to seek to address the impacts of its business relationships with the Israeli government. The company rejects the accusations, but has announced prospected terminations of key contracts.

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