Joseph Schechla, coordinator of the Housing and Land Rights Network of Habitat International Coalition (HIC), explains how local governments have the same extra territorial obligations as states. Sometimes, national governments or local administrations argue that they do not bear responsibility for human rights violations outside their territorial jurisdiction. They refer to trade, investment or procurement without reference to human rights criteria. Sometimes, they oppose BDS, while BDS demands the implementation of international law.
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