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Saleh Al Amer

No Boycotts Here: Veolia's Booming Business from OPT to KSA

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Veolia, a publicly owned French company that provides environmental services in the fields of water, waste management, energy and transportation, has long been the target of one of the most successful Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaigns for its violation of Palestinian human rights. In the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT), Veolia has facilitated the Israeli occupation by building and operating a tram-line which links Jerusalem with illegal settlements in ...

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The Draft Anti-Terrorism Law in Saudi Arabia: Legalizing the Abrogation of Civil Liberties

[Saudi policemen form a check point near the site where a demonstration was expected to take place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 11 March 2011. Hassan Ammar/AP Photo]

In July 2011, Amnesty International published a leaked copy of the draft Saudi Arabian Penal Law for Terrorism Crimes and Financing of Terrorism. This Anti-Terror Law, which grants the Ministry of Interior unprecedented levels of authority and discretion in intelligence gathering, policing, and detention, has already been reviewed by the Security Committee of the Consultative Council (Majlis al-Shura) and the Committee of Experts in the Ministers’ Council, and awaits final ...

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Bio

Saleh Al Amer

Saleh Al Amer is a Saudi lawyer currently working in a law firm in New York City. He has worked on the legal monitoring of human rights abuses both within the United States and internationally, as well as human rights law education programs. He earned a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Pittsburgh.