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Palestine Solidarity Campaign Weekly Update

Jeudi, 4 mars 2010 - 19h31

Thursday 4 March 2010


– Thursday 4 March 2010


Despite the intense pressure by the Israeli government, the government has ruled out any change in law on universal jurisdiction before the general election. This reflects the massive pressure put on the government by those supporting justice and human rights, including many MPs who have been increasingly vocal in their opposition to any attack on universal jurisdiction that will restrict the power of courts here to issue arrest warrants for those suspected of war crimes. So far, 128 MPs have signed Jeremy Corbyn’s Early Day Motion.

Jack Straw announced today (4 March) that ‘rather than legislating now, we are going to seek views’ on changes to the existing law, which allows victims of war crimes to seek justice in British courts. The government hasn’t been able to push through a change in parliament before the election because of the strong opposition in parliament and wider to changing the law to hinder those seeking justice for war crimes. This statement follows Gordon Brown’s article in the Telegraph.

Your emails, letters and phone calls have been vital so please keep the pressure up – tell your MP and prospective parliamentary candidates that you oppose any attack on universal jurisdiction – no safe haven for war criminals!

Find out more about what you can do in the weekly update – link below.

Also in this week’s update:

General Election 2010: Use our briefing to lobby parliamentary candidates
Report back: Gaza protest arrests clearly ‘political’
BDS: H&M opens new stores in Israel
Verdict: Guilty. Russell tribunal finds EU guilty for breaking law
International Women’s Day - Palestinian women in Britain
News, events and much more…

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The Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) aims to raise public awareness about the occupation of Palestine and the struggle of the Palestinian people. PSC seek to bring pressure on both the British and Israeli government to bring their policies in line with international law. PSC is an independent, non-governmental and non-party political organisation with members from communities across the UK. Join PSC today!

Palestine Solidarity Campaign

Tel: 020 7700 6192
Fax: 020 7609 7779

Email: info@palestinecampaign.org

Web: www.palestinecampaign.org