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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

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. 
 

McDonald's worker Melissa speaks at 'Organising the Unorganisable' - TWT 2019

10 October 2019 - 4:30pm

Melissa Evans a McDonald's worker in South London spoke at the "Organising the Unorganisable" session at The World Transformed. 

Watch her speech below: 

Israeli military raids Palestinian human rights group stealing crucial equipment

10 October 2019 - 1:00pm

Addameer staff members have been regularly targeted with defamation and smear campaigns, travel bans, restrictions on lawyers’ access to clients, and arbitrary arrest. The raid of Addameer’s office, and confiscation of key equipment, is an escalation of this harassment. Israeli authorities are clearly targeting Addameer because of its work of exposing violations against Palestinian political prisoners.

Charity Commission response to complaint by UK Lawyers for Israel and US-based The Lawfare Project

2 October 2019 - 4:15pm

We are pleased to report that the Charity Commission’s assessment of the allegations made against War on Want by UK Lawyers for Israel and The Lawfare Project has concluded. The Charity Commission ‘have not identified any issues that we need to take forward’.

In September 2018 a complaint against War on Want was submitted to the Charity Commission by UK Lawyers for Israel and The Lawfare Project. War on Want submitted a full response to the Charity Commission, refuting these allegations.

Government challenged to rule out 'corporate courts'

30 July 2019 - 7:30am

Government challenged to rule out ‘corporate courts’ after Brexit, following criticism by influential MPs

  • Trade Committee calls investment rules ‘hugely controversial’ ahead of possible no deal Brexit
  • Armenia is latest country to be threatened, with $2 billion claim by mining company Lydian over Amulsar gold mine
  • New 18-minute documentary charts story of resistance to international mining industry in Amulsar

Liam Fox 'in denial' over huge public concern at post-Brexit trade deals

18 July 2019 - 11:15am

600,000 submissions to public consultation ‘essentially ignored’, say campaigners

Stop the Arms Fair 2019: Stop Arming Israel

17 July 2019 - 5:00pm

Take action at the DSEI arms fair to #StopArmingIsrael!

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