On 25-29th October 2021, governments will meet in Geneva to discuss the latest draft of the UN Binding Treaty on Business and Human Rights. This is a proposed treaty that seeks to hold corporations legally accountable for human rights violations.
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.
Updated September 2021
The UK has spent two centuries growing rich from industrialisation driven by fossil fuels, making it the sixth highest emitter of greenhouse gases of all time and the fifth richest economy in the world.