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Briefing: UK-Israel trade

July 2018

The UK Government has identified Israel as a priority trading partner with which it will negotiate a bilateral trade agreement post-Brexit, replicating its current trade arrangement under the EU-Israel Association Agreement. The UK Foreign Office has expressed concern year on year over Israel’s violations of international law, including the Fourth Geneva Convention. These serial violations raise serious questions about the legality of current trade with Israel, especially the arms trade, and must not be left out of discussions on trade moving forward.

 

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The Trade Bill: Constitutional implications and recommendations

July 2018

A broad range of civil society organisations are deeply concerned that, as it stands, the Trade Bill gives the executive vast powers over trade policy. 

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Briefing: Humanitarian Crisis in Gaza

June 2018

The humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip is worsening daily, with over one million Palestinians living in devastating poverty and some of the highest unemployment rates in the world. This poverty is in large part due to the illegal blockade on the Gaza Strip imposed by Israel. The UK must take action to hold Israel to account for its violations of international law, including its illegal blockade and military attacks on civilians. 

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Briefing: UK weapons and Israel’s use of force in the Gaza Strip

May 2018

The UK Government has approved export licences for weapons to Israel used in militarised repression against Palestinians. This means that the UK is providing material support for Israel’s illegal use of force.

PDF icon UPDATE Briefing UK weapons and Israel's use of force.pdf

Trade Democracy in Wales EN

May 2018

How post‐Brexit trade deals could undermine Wales’ food, health service and devolved powers, and how to make sure they don’t. English language version.

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Democratiaeth Masnach Yng Nghymru

May 2018

Sut y gallai cytundebau masnach ôl‐Brexit danseilio bwyd, gwasanaeth iechyd a phwerau datganoledig Cymru, a sut i wneud yn siŵr nad ydynt yn gwneud hynny.

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Video: the Palestinian right of return

May 2018

This short video explains what we mean when we talk about the Palestinian right of return.

War on Want's annual report and accounts for the year ended 31 March 2017

April 2018

War on Want's annual report and accounts for the year ended 31 March 2017 

PDF icon WoW Signed Accounts 2016_2017.pdf

Up Front: Why we won't be silenced

April 2018

In this edition of Up Front, read about how in the face of threats and bans, we won’t be silenced in the fight for global justice. We also focus on our food sovereignty work in North Africa and West Asia, introduce you to some of the powerful women we work with resisting oppression, and update you on our impactful trade democracy campaign. Read too some highlights from the past few months, including Israeli Apartheid Week and how our partner in Papua New Guinea is fighting for land rights.

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Briefing: military detention of Palestinian children by Israeli authorities

February 2018

Israel may be the only country in the world that automatically prosecutes children in military courts that lack basic and fundamental fair trial guarantees. The arrest and detention of Palestinian children is part of a wider context of violence, militarised repression, and deprivation of human rights that is the cornerstone of Israel’s occupation.

PDF icon MPs Briefing: military detention of Palestinian children by Israeli authorities

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