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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

ISDS files: Philip Morris v Australia

February 2019

Tobacco giant sues Australia over plain packaging for cigarettes

PDF icon ISDS files: Philip Morris v Australia

Trading up for health

January 2019

How to prevent trade deals from undermining health

PDF icon Trading up for health – TJM Briefing 2019

The SABL Land Grab: Papua New Guinea’s ongoing human rights scandal

December 2018

This report highlights the devastating impact of Special Agricultural Business Leases (SABL) land grabs on the people of Papua New Guinea. It also shines a spotlight on the ongoing resistance, led by communities and War on Want’s partner, ACT NOW! and provides comprehensive recommendations calling for immediate action, not only by the PNG government but also various United Nations bodies and other national governments.

PDF icon The SABL Land Grab: Papua New Guinea’s ongoing human rights scandal

UN Binding Treaty Common Position Paper

November 2018

UK Working Group for the UN Binding Treaty on Transnational Corporations and Human Rights Common Position Paper for UK government/parliamentary advocacy

PDF icon UK Working Group for the UN Binding Treaty on Transnational Corporations and Human Rights Common Position Paper

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

November 2018

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

 

 

PDF icon War on Want signed 2017_2018.pdf

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

November 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.

Updated November 2018

PDF icon MP Briefing_UK weapons and Israels use of force in the Gaza Strip November 2018.pdf

BFAWU leaflet #FFS410

October 2018

"Workers at JD Wetherspoons will take part in strike action on the 4th of October alongside McDonald’s, TGI Fridays and Uber Eats workers.

Wetherspoons and McDonald’s workers are striking for £10 an hour, union recognition and respect on the job."

PDF icon BFAWU Leaflet FFS410

The Trans-Pacific Powergrab

October 2018

TPP Briefing: Why joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership would be bad for people and planet – and the UK

PDF icon TPP Briefing: The Trans-Pacific Powergrab

Media brief: "The Rivers are Bleeding: British Mining in Latin America"

October 2018

The vast expansion of mega-mining projects in Latin America is displacing indigenous communities, destroying local ecosystems, and costing lives and livelihoods. In our ground-breaking new report, War on Want exposes the devastating impact of British mining in Latin America, gathering 17 case studies from across the continent to produce a damning indictment of one of the world’s most powerful industries.

This document is a briefing for the media about the upcoming War on Want report, The Rivers Are Bleeding: British mining in Latin America.

PDF icon The Rivers Are Bleeding: British Mining in Latin America

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Open Letter: Energy Charter Treaty

9 December 2019 - 4:00pm

War on Want has joined with over 270 other civil society organisations to call out dangers which the Energy Charter Treaty [ECT] poses to effective action on climate change.

The ECT is incompatible with the Paris Climate Agreement, Just Transition policies, and the expected European Green Deal, because it is used by large fossil and nuclear energy companies to lock-in their investments and challenge national government decisions to phase out dirty energy. The ECT contains measures to protect energy investments even where they contradict climate goals. And it has an Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) mechanism that allows foreign investors in the energy sector to directly sue governments outside of existing courts, in secretive international tribunals, claiming up to billions in compensation if their (future) profits are affected. 

You can read the full open letter below. 

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Anniversary of the First Intifada in Palestine

9 December 2019 - 8:15am

Stand with the Palestinian people against oppression

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