Occupied Territories Bill passes BANNER

Seanad vote in favour of Occupied Territories Bill

Seanad vote in favour of Occupied Territories Bill is "is a vote in support of the rule of law, for justice and for human rights" says Christian Aid Ireland

Christian Aid Ireland today welcomed the Seanad’s vote in favour of the Occupied Territories Bill 2018.

Rosamond Bennett, Chief Executive of Christian Aid Ireland said: “Today’s vote sends an important message across the globe, that international law exists to protect people and their rights across the world. For too long, settlements and the produce that comes from them have been at the expense of Palestinian rights, forcing them off their land and into poverty.

“Today’s vote was a vote in support of the rule of law, for justice, and for human rights. We look forward to continuing to support the passage of this important legislation through the Oireachtas.”


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