Germany: Pax Christi Germany says that HeidelbergCement must comply with international law


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Pax Christi Germany calls for separation from West Bank business and withdrawal from Pati in Indonesia

The Roof Association of Critical Shareholders, pax christi, Watch Indonesia! and the Southeast Asia Observatory require HeidelbergCement to respect and implement international law as well as the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises of 2011 - all to prevent further damage from the company.

At the Annual General Meeting of HeidelbergCement on May 10, 2017, the Dachverband of the Critical Shareholders and the pax christi Middle East Commission as well as pax christi Baden-Württemberg demand immediate withdrawal from Hanson Israel's business division in the West Bank and Hanson Israel, where there are illegal settlements, the illegal construction of the wall and the non-compliance of international law in the West Jordan occupied by Israel. 

For the umbrella organization and the spokesman for the pax christi Middle East commission, Dr. Manfred Budzinski points out that at the 2016 Annual General Meeting, the Chairman of the Board of Management declared that there were no building materials for settling and building the wall in the West Bank. This statement is irrelevant since the Israeli human rights organization Who Profits documents that Hanson Israel, for example, delivered concrete in June 2015 for the expansion of the illegal Barkan industrial zone. The statement is also unbelievable in the face of various Israeli government reports and reports from the Judea and Samaria cities union...

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