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BDS legal victory

On 29 April the UK’s Supreme Court ruled that government ‘guidance’ banning local government pension schemes from ‘using pension policies to pursue boycotts, divestment and sanctions [BDS] against foreign nations and UK defence industries’ (where no formal embargo was in place) was unlawful.

The ruling – the result of an appeal brought by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) - overturned a previous decision of the Court of Appeal. The Government has said that it now plans to bring in new legislation to prevent such boycotts.