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War on Want's annual report and accounts for the year ended 31 March 2018

August 2019

WAR ON WANT'S ANNUAL REPORT AND ACCOUNTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 MARCH 2019
 

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ISDS files: Lydian v Armenia

July 2019

Mining company threatened to sue when protestors blockaded a gold mine and government allowed the protest to go ahead

PDF icon ISDS files: Lydian v Armenia

Up Front: The Crisis of Inequality

April 2019

War on Want has always believed that poverty is political: a result of decisions made by powerful governments, corporations, and elites to maintain the status quo for their own benefit. In this edition of Up Front we highlight the crisis of inequality we are currently facing.

PDF icon Up Front Spring 2019.pdf

ISDS files: Chevron v Ecuador

April 2019

CASE NAME:
CHEVRON V ECUADOR

SUMMARY:
US oil firm sued Ecuador after compensation ordered for devastating Amazon oil spill

STATUS:
Chevron won

AT STAKE:
Undisclosed

DETAILS:
Case started 2009 using the US-Ecuador Bilateral Investment Treaty; arbitrators gave their decision September 2018

PDF icon ISDS files: Chevron v Ecuador

The Rivers are Bleeding: British mining in Latin America – updated

April 2019

The vast expansion of British mega-mining in Latin America is displacing communities, destroying ecosystems, costing lives and polluting our planet.

PDF icon The Rivers are Bleeding: British mining in Latin America – updated

Briefing: The case against corporate courts

February 2019

ISDS is an unjust mechanism that should have no place in the UK’s trade and investment policy.

PDF icon The case against corporate courts - Briefing - Feb 2019

ISDS files: Anglian Water v Argentina

February 2019

Water company sued when Argentina froze water prices during a financial crisis

PDF icon ISDS-files-Anglian-Water.pdf

ISDS files: Agro EcoEnergy v Tanzania

February 2019

Sugar plantation investor accused of a land grab is suing after the Tanzanian government took back the land title

PDF icon ISDS files: Agro EcoEnergy v Tanzania

ISDS files: Lone Pine V Canada

February 2019

Oil and gas company suing the Canadian government over a moratorium on fracking in Quebec

PDF icon ISDS files: Lone Pine V Canada

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Press Release: Frontline defenders expose BHP’s role in climate breakdown

15 October 2019 - 11:15am

Unmasking BHP: frontline defenders travel to London to expose company’s greenwashing tactics and role in climate breakdown

Frontline human rights defenders travel from Latin America to the UK to share their experiences of climate breakdown, the threat of violence and the greenwashing tactics of multinational mining company BHP

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Time for constructive engagement: Statement on UN Binding Treaty

14 October 2019 - 11:15am
Today, 14 October 2019, negotiations for a UN BindingTreaty on Business and Human Rights are underway at  the UN in Geneva. War on Want together with 58 other organisations are calling on the Uk govenment and other European representatives to help deliver a treaty that ensures multinationals are held to account for human rights violations, and victims have access to justice. 
 
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