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Spain recognises right to join BDS

July 3, 2017 at 11:51 am

Image of a protest in support of Palestine in Madrid, Spain on 14 July 2014 [Adolfo Lujan/Flickr]

Spain has officially recognised activists’ right to “promote the boycott, divestment and sanctions campaigns”.

The International Cooperation Committee of the Congress of Deputies approved the initiative proposed by the Unidos Podemos (Together We Can) parliamentary group to “defend the legal and peaceful activities of Human Rights activists from Palestine, Israel and other countries, protected by freedom of expression and assembly, such as the right to promote the boycott, divestment and sanctions campaigns”.

The proposal was unanimously adopted on Saturday in a move which was welcomed by RESCOP, the Spanish Network Against the Occupation of Palestine.

Read: Timeline of the international attempts to boycott BDS

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