The Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) today (Thursday 18 June) added its support to the challenge of the Palestinian Human Rights organisation Al-Haq against the UK Government in British Courts.
The state of
As a signatory to the Geneva Convention, the UK Government has a duty under international law to act when Convention principles are broken. Al-Haq, represented by Phil Shiner of Public Interest Lawyers, is pursuing the UK Government over its failure to do so.
Speaking before the
“The STUC very much welcomes the
actions being pursued by Al-Haq. Earlier
this year during the STUC’s visit to
Ms Senior continued:
“The STUC is clear that the UK
Government must do much more to show the state of
For further information
Mary Senior, STUC Tel 0141 337 8100
Notes for editors
Case of Al-Haq v UK Government, UK Divisional Court Hearing, 18-19 June 2009.