EU complicity in Israeli human rights abuses

2 February 2011

Evidence given at the Russell Tribunal on Palestine, and the EU's provision of research grants to Israeli security companies complicit in violations of human rights law.

In November 2010, Ben Hayes of Statewatch and Transnational Institute provided written and oral testimony to the London session of the Russell Tribunal on Palestine.

The Tribunal heard how the EU is providing research grants to Israeli
military and security companies that may be complicit in Israel’s
violations of international humanitarian law and international human
rights law.

Grants have been given for aeronautical surveillance, border control by combat robots

See the following pages for more information:

- Written evidence submitted to the London session (see page 101)
- Video proceedings of the London session
Findings of the London session

 

About the authors

Ben Hayes

Ben Hayes is a TNI fellow who has worked for the civil liberties organisation Statewatch since 1996, specialising in international and national security and policing policies. Ben also works as an independent researcher and consultant for organisations including the European Centre for Constitutional and Human Rights, Cordaid, the Heinrich Boll Foundation, the European Parliament and European Commission.

Ben's research has two main focuses: (i) the impact of counter-terrorism, surveillance and border control policies on democracy, human rights, civil society and international development, (ii) the influence and activities of the defence and security industries.

Ben has a PhD from Magee College (Derry/Londonderry) awarded by the University of Ulster in 2008. He is currently working on a book on climate change and international security for TNI.

Follow Ben on twitter: @drBenHayes

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