- HR3016 (2023)
- April 2023
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HR3016 amends the 2018 Anti-Boycott Act to apply its anti-boycott provisions to international governmental organizations, such as the United Nations. Violations may be punishable by severe fines, up to $300,000 in civil cases, up to $1 million in criminal cases and up to 20 years in prison.
The bill prohibits U.S. entities from complying with or supporting boycotts of Israel fostered or imposed by international governmental organizations, including “furnishing information” about business relationships in boycotted countries. Sponsors of the bill have made clear that the bill is intended to shield Israel from international accountability efforts, and previous bills have specifically prohibited the “furnishing information” for the U.N. Human Rights Council’s database of entities contributing to Israel’s illegal settlements.