October 2015

Legal and FIFA regulatory issues relating to settlement clubs playing in Israeli leagues.  The criminality of the settlements: Every Israeli settlement within the Occupied Territories is a grave war crime under the 4th Geneva Convention, which prohibits the transfer of the occupier’s civilian population into the territory in question (https://www.icrc.org/ihl/INTRO/380). The UN Security Council acknowledged …

FIFA has reported on the second meeting of the committee, see below.  The independent members have been identified, and the topics to be discussed include the question of the legality of Israeli settlement clubs playing in Israeli leagues.  Otherwise, there has been no progress. http://www.fifa.com/governance/news/y=2015/m=10/news=fifa-monitoring-committee-israel-palestine-holds-meeting-in-tel-aviv-2708863.html Following the recent kick-off meeting in Zurich on 26 August, …