We’re taking the government to court over its crack down on our right to run boycott, divestment and sanction (BDS) campaigns.
In November new government regulations aimed at preventing Local Government Pension Schemes from divesting from companies involved in human rights abuses in Israel came into force. Today we are announcing that PSC will be challenging them in court.
We know that limiting our right to run effective BDS campaigns is one of a number of ways the campaign for Palestine is being undermined
But we refuse to let this happen. We will not go silent. Which is why we’re taking the government to court and why we need your help. Campaigns like this cost money, and we can’t afford to do this without your support. Donate today to support our campaign.
This week we submitted evidence to ask for a judicial review of these regulations. Which means we are attempting to get these government regulations overturned in court.
The boycott, divestment and sanctions movement is modeled on the successful anti-apartheid campaign in South Africa. It is a traditional and effective form of non-violent protest. A way for us, as citizens, to hold those who perpetrate and profit from human rights abuses to account.
While our government tries to take our right to this form of peaceful protest away, we are standing strong – we are going to make them answer their case in court.
We know this is going to be a long and hard battle. We know that it is going to take time and resources. But we also know that we have to be prepared to stand up for our right to campaign so that we can keep raising the call for Palestinian rights, freedom and justice for as long as we need to.
Please donate today. A donation now will put us in good stead to take this forward and mean that we can keep campaigning on for justice for Palestine in all other arenas too.