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Mayor Landrieu says City Council resolution 'ill advised'

this is a discussion within the NOLA Community Forum; Mayor Mitch Landrieu says the New Orleans City Council's resolution that encourages the city divest from companies involved with human rights abuses in the U.S. and abroad is "ill advised, gratuitous and does not reflect the policy of the City ...

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Old 01-12-2018, 08:31 PM   #1
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Mayor Landrieu says City Council resolution 'ill advised'


Mayor Mitch Landrieu says the New Orleans City Council's resolution that encourages the city divest from companies involved with human rights abuses in the U.S. and abroad is "ill advised, gratuitous and does not reflect the policy of the City of New Orleans."

On Jan. 12, the City Council passed the resolution supported by the New Orleans Palestinian Solidarity Committee, which introduced the measure to City Hall as*part of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS), a global pro-Palestine effort taking aim at companies and municipalities supporting Israeli occupation.

The resolution doesn't mention Israel or Palestine, nor does it have any legal teeth, but it acts as a guideline for the Council as it "commits itself to protect, respect, and fulfill the full range of inherent human rights for all, as set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and numerous other international human rights instruments" and encourages the*"creation of a process to review direct investments and contracts for inclusion on, or removal from, the City's list of corporate securities and contractual partners."
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