CPPIB: WSP’s Illegal Settlement Enterprise has been submitted to UN Database
Take one minute, and send a letter to Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) with copy to Minister of Finance. Demand that CPPIB Divest from investments that support Israeli war crimes.
The 2022 CPPIB Annual Report showed increased investments in Israeli war crimes with at least 11 companies identified by the UN as complicit in war crimes.
On September 15, 2022, Al-Haq and Just Peace Advocates submitted a report to the newly appointed UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Volker Türk, calling for WSP Global Inc. (WSP), a Canadian company, to be included to the UN database of businesses operating in illegal Israeli settlements (‘the database’). The submission was endorsed by 105 organizations from across Canada and all over the world, in addition to esteemed individuals, such as former Canadian Member of Parliament Libby Davies; former UN Special Rapporteurs Michael Lynk, John Dugard, and Richard Falk; and Noam Chomsky.
WSP, whose major shareholder is the Canadian Public Pension Investment Board, has been contracted to plan, design, maintain, and extend the Jerusalem Light Rail (JLR), an Israeli public tramway system that contributes to the maintenance of illegal Israeli settlements in occupied and annexed Eastern Jerusalem. WSP facilitates the practice of forcible transfer of settlers into the occupied Palestinian territory (OPT), through its construction and servicing of the JLR, while deepening the physical, social and economic integration of the settlements. Through its active maintenance of Israel’s illegal settlement enterprise in occupied Eastern Jerusalem, WSP is involved in gross and systematic violations of fundamental human rights against the protected Palestinian population.
Read more about the submission to the UN.
Individuals can endorse the call HERE.
Read the full report of companies that CPPIB is investing public pension funds in that are supporting Israeli war crimes.
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