Another legal ruling against BDS-ELAI: 77 annulled agreements already
- The Contentious Administrative Court number 2 of Córdoba has annulled the boycott against Israel approved by the City Hall of Montoro (Córdoba).
- The Court points out that the declarations of Space Free From Israeli Apartheid and the adherence to the BDS campaign violate the basic principles of the Spanish Constitution and other legal bodies.
- Thanks to the legal initiative of ACOM 77 BDS-ELAI institutional agreements have been judicially annulled or by the Local and/or Public Administrations themselves.
On 29 March 2016 the City Hall of Montoro (population of 9,635) approved a motion of adherence to the boycott against Israel. Said proposal of adherence to the BDS movement was instigated from Izquierda Unida (Communist party) and received the support of PSOE (Socialist Party, ruling party). PP abstained. The proponent for the motion, the communist Luis Navarro, said out loud “the Israeli people cannot be considered an innocent victim when they are an accomplice of the Palestinian genocide” (sic).
Said text included the commitment “to include special clauses” in their agreements, as well as receiving the seal of “Space Free From Israeli Apartheid” given by RESCOP and to promote the cooperation with the BDS to ensure the correct implementation of the adopted decision through said conglomerate of organizations at a national level, and the local platforms at a regional level.
Now the Contentious Administrative Court number 2 of Córdoba, with a demolishing ruling and referring to “a wide sample of jurisdictional rulings”, has annulled the boycott against Israel approved by the City Hall of Montoro
The court considers that the motion “is an agreement with legal effects because it joins the campaign Space Free From Israeli Apartheid (ELAI) and declares its support to the BDS movement (Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions), which means the admission of the boycott measures established in the campaign, even though at this moment the Agreement does not specify concrete measures”. The ruling also reflects that the city halls “cannot with their actions violate or subvert with demands and impositions the judicial independence established constitutionally”.
This ruling joins the more than 70 revocations of BDS-ELAI spaces (unprecedented amount worldwide) thanks to the legal initiative of ACOM, which has managed to expose the discriminatory nature of the campaign that places de facto in a ghetto all the citizens of the Jewish State and those who support them -in particular the Spanish people-, preventing any type of relation between the Administration and Israeli companies or persons.