LGPS Divest: The Complicity of the LGPS in Israel’s Violations of International Law
December 2nd at 6pm UK Time
Across the UK, scheme members and their representative trade unions, supported by PSC, are calling on the Local Government Pension Scheme to remove investments from companies complicit in Israel’s violations of Palestinian rights.
Research as part of the campaign has identified that collectively, LGPS funds hold £4.4billion in complicit companies. This includes companies active in, or with, Israel’s illegal settlement enterprise on stolen Palestinian land, as well as companies supplying weapons, components, and military technology used in unlawful violence against Palestinians.
Join this webinar to learn more about how business enterprises contribute to sustaining human rights abuses against Palestinians, and the responsibility of investors to end their complicity in these abuses. We’ll also discuss how you can support the growing LGPS Divest campaign.
Ryvka Barnard (Chair), Deputy Director of Palestine Solidarity Campaign
Michael Lynk, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian Territory occupied since 1967.
Riya al’Sanah: Palestine-based political organiser, and research co-ordinator for WhoProfits, independent research center dedicated to exposing the role of the private sector in the Israeli occupation economy
Andrew Preston, Andrew Preston is an advisor at Norwegian People’s Aid, working on “Norwegian ties to the occupation,” a collaborative project with the Norwegian Union of Municipal and General Employees. Andrew has 30 years of experience in the NGO sector, working with international development and advocacy on a broad range of sustainable development and human rights issues.
Liz Wheatley, Chair of UNISON’s international committee