War and Occupation
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.
GLAN and the Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO) have released a report “Tainted tourism: package tourism’s contribution to
the illegal settlement economy in Israeli occupied territories” which profiles nine industry leaders who contribute to and benefit from the maintenance of Israel’s illicit settlements economy in the occupied Palestinian territory. European and North American tour operators regularly visit Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory (OPT) and misleadingly market them as being in Israel.
Since March 2015, an intensive air-strike offensive by the Saudi/UAE-led Coalition has targeted markets, farms, family homes, civilian vehicles, civilian infrastructure and objects indispensable to the survival of the civilian population.
GLAN has developed a multi-pronged approach to addressing the lack of accountability for airstrikes causing grave civilian harm.