Webinar: The Complicity of the LGPS in Israel’s Violations of International Law
Across the UK, scheme members and their representative trade unions, supported by PSC, are calling on their Local Government Pension Scheme funds to remove investments from companies complicit in Israel’s violations of Palestinian rights.
Research as part of the campaign has identified that 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.
In this webinar expert speakers discuss how business enterprises contribute to sustaining human rights abuses against Palestinians, and the responsibility of investors to end complicity these abuses.
Ryvka Barnard (Chair), Deputy Director of Palestine Solidarity Campaign
Riya Al’Sanah, Palestine-based organiser, and research co-ordinator for WhoProfits
Michael Lynk, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian Territory occupied since 1967
Andrew Preston, advisor at Norwegian People’s Aid
Liz Wheatley, Chair of Unison’s International Committee