The Australian Centre for International Justice (ACIJ) issues a briefing paper on Australia’s international law obligations regarding Israel’s annexation of the West Bank.

The Australian Government is urged to respond swiftly to a matter of global concern – regarding Israel’s imminent annexation of Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) – by opposing any violation of fundamental principles of international law, and to prevent states from being given a green light to violate these principles with impunity.

The ACIJ recommends the implementation of effective measures such as targeted sanctions, and other measures for violations of international law arising from Israel’s occupation and settlement enterprise –  policies which have resulted in a situation of de facto annexation of the OPT, which have expressly denied the Palestinian people fundamental human rights guarantees. One such measure third states, such as Australia are required to adopt, include a ban on trade with Israel’s illegal settlements.

Read the ACIJ’s Policy Brief here.