The organised violence of war and military occupations entail the potential for great abuses of power on vulnerable populations. GLAN is especially interested in the participation of powerful actors who contribute to the commission of violations of international law for political or economic profit. These include states or corporations in the global north who act as accessories to violations of human rights and the law of war.

The undersigned organisations express their serious concern and disappointment that the United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights did not transmit to the Human Rights Council, at its 42nd session, the database of all businesses engaged in listed activities related to Israel’s unlawful settlement enterprise (the Database) in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT), as mandated in Human Rights Council resolution 31...

GLAN and theEuropean Centre for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) released today, 6 September 2019, an open letter to Messe Berlin GmbH, the organiser of the leading Fruit Logistica trade show, and its Ombudsperson. The letter addresses allegations of illegal conduct by one of the show’s exhibitors and Messe’s responsibilities under the UN Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights (UNGP) in relation to their hosti...

The Global Legal Action Network and Mwatana for Human Rights have submitted new evidence to the UK Government regarding the extent of apparently unlawful attacks carried out by the Saudi/UAE-led coalition in Yemen. Based on documentation collected in Yemen, including witness interviews and photographic evidence taken during visits to the sites of attacks, the organisations detail how the Coalition has continued to carry out ap...

Today we launch a new website called the 'Yemen project' dedicated to hosting a collection of expert open-source investigations of the Saudi-led Coalition's airstrike campaign in Yemen. The investigations are the result of a collaboration between GLAN and Bellingcat which brought together legal and investigative expertise to analyse airstrikes using a methodology designed with the highest legal evidential standards in mind....

Open-source series of investigations builds on years of innovative analysis, focusing on justice and accountability in one of the most under-reported military partnerships in modern history

April 22nd 2019 – Bellingcat and the Global Legal Action Network (GLAN) today announced the release of the first round of investigations as part of a new project examining the campaign of airstrikes carried out by a Saudi-led coalition, incl...

In late January 2019, GLAN and Bellingcat brought together world leading investigative journalists, technologists, and lawyers to combine their expertise in open source intelligence to discover, verify, analyse and preserve a dataset of 100 aerial bombardments occurring in Yemen.

The Collective’s aim will be to create a replicable methodology and a comprehensive public database to meet the highest evidence standards for potent...

The Global Legal Action Network has submitted a formal complaint against San Leon Energy PLC today (24/10/2018) for violating the human rights of the people of Western Sahara, two-thirds of which Morocco controls by force and has sought to annex under its domestic law. The complaint alleges that the company failed to ensure that it has the consent of the Western Saharan people before drilling for oil on their land....

Ireland’s Seanad (Senate) has approved the first stage of the Control of Economic Activities (Occupied Territories) Bill 2018. The Bill aims to prohibit trade in goods produced in settlements and the provision of services to settlements. Sponsored by Independent Senator Frances Black the drafting process was led by GLAN under the  leadership of legal officer Gerry Liston.

As currently drafted, the Bill will apply...

The Saudi-led Coalition is accused of committing systematic war crimes against civilians in Yemen.  There exists a wealth of evidence in support of these claims, including media reports, citizen evidence, digital open source information and NGO reports.

GLAN, with research support from Pro Bono Matters at the London School of Economics and student placements at NUI Galway's School of Law, has begun drawing together the existing...

Civil society releases submission on normative framework, criteria for inclusion

The Global Legal Action Network (GLAN), the Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO), and the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) are publicly releasing their joint submission to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) which is in the process of setting up a database of businesses operating in Israe...

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