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Backtracking on Responsibility: French Court Absolves Veolia for Unlawful Railway Construction in Occupied Territory

This post was originally published on Dr. Nadia Bernaz’s Business and Human Rights blog, Rights as Usual. —– On 22 March 2013 (a decision that became public more recently), the Versailles Court of Appeal dismissed the case against two French companies, Alstom and Veolia, for their involvement in a contract for the construction of a light railway between illegal Israeli settlements located in East Jerusalem, inside the Palestinian territory of the West Bank, and West Jerusalem, territory located inside Israel’s internationally-recognised borders. The case was first submitted by the France Palestine Solidarity Association (AFPS) and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in February…