Independent: Government acted unlawfully by restricting 'ethical' boycotts of Israel

23 June 2017 - 11:45am
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War on Want in the Independent

In November 2015, the government announced its intention to block local councils in England and Wales from deciding how to invest their pension funds. It was a clear threat to our rights to organise divestment campaigns to make sure our councils aren't supporting human rights abusing companies. In response we launched our Protect Local Democracy campaign, in which over 23,000 people took action to reject the government's plan, joined by trade union branches, local councils, faith groups and MPs from across the political spectrum.  

Yesterday the High Court ruled that the government cannot block local councils from divesting from companies complicit in human rights abuses.

This is a victory for local democracy and the fight for human rights. Read our press release here.

We also feature in the Independent.

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