Palestine Solidarity Campaign defeats UK Government over pensions divestment

PSC is delighted to announce that they have won a great victory in the battle to defend the right to take action in the UK in support of Palestinian rights.

Since 2017 they have been fighting the UK Government in the courts, protecting the right to undertake BDS campaigns in the UK. They won in the High Court, then lost in the Court of Appeal, but today the final verdict from the Supreme Court is in – and they have won!

With support via submissions from the Quakers, Campaign Against Arms Trade and War on Want and with a huge body of small donations from thousands of members and supports to fund the legal challenge, they have managed to defeat regulations that would have stopped Local Government Pension Schemes from divesting from companies complicit in Israel’s oppression of the Palestinian people, and additionally from divesting from the UK defence industry.

The Supreme Court has ruled in their favour and the regulations the Government introduced in 2016 are now finally and definitively declared illegal and thrown out.  Click here to read more.

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