Professor of Law of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms at Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne; Richard Falk
, Emeritus Professor of International Law, Princeton University and Chair of Global Law, Faculty of Law, Queen Mary University London; and John Reynolds
, Lecturer of Public International Law and Programme Director of the International Justice LL.M at the National University of Ireland Maynooth). Submitted to the court on 15 July 2020, the opinion demonstrates that the Bundestag motion is incompatible with European and international human rights standards. We are now waiting for the court to set a hearing date.
The ELSC and lawyer Abed have already successfully carried out legal actions against local anti-BDS motions
. On 13 September 2019, the Administrative Court of Cologne thwarted the City of Bonn’s anti-BDS motion, ruling it is unlawful and undermined the fundamental right of freedom of expression as well as freedom of assembly protected under Article 5(2) of the Basic Law. Furthermore, the recent landmark judgement
of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in the case Baldassi and Others v. France confirmed and reinforced
that the call to boycott is a citizen's right and a legitimate tool of protest that falls within the freedom of expression protected by Article 10(1) of the ECHR.
This lawsuit aims to stop the use of soft law instruments for criminalising peaceful activities calling on Israel to comply with International law. This is a crucial legal battle for freedom of speech; the first of its kind at federal level.
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