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A question to ask

March 16, 2015 - Mary Milne, Traidcraft Campaigns Manager

With the General Election campaign entering its final weeks, now is a great time to talk to the people who are hoping to become our Members of Parliament. We've come up with a question you could ask.

Why is the EU still clinging on to ISDS?

March 03, 2015

Traidcraft has long been concerned about the impact of trade and investment agreements on developing countries. Today we published a new report highlighting the damaging Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) clause in investment agreements.

North Mara victims receive compensation

February 07, 2015 - Mary Milne, Traidcraft Campaigns Manager

We launched the Justice campaign with the story of Mary and her husband Samwel, from North Mara in Tanzania. On Friday, we heard the news that the claimants and the company have settled the case out of court.

Justice: a view from East Africa

February 06, 2015 - Joe Kibugu, Business and Human Rights Resource Centre, Nairobi

To be a credible global human rights champion, the UK must permit legal accountability for its businesses for human rights violations committed overseas.

New campaign resources for churches

January 26, 2015

Have a look at new resources to help you promote the Justice campaign in your church.

The stories behind our new campaign video

January 22, 2015

We’ve just produced a new video to draw attention to the way that some UK companies are getting away with things in the developing world which just wouldn’t be tolerated here.

Bhopal: 30 years

December 01, 2014

On the night of 2 December 1984, toxic gases leaked from the Union Carbide pesticide plant in the Indian city of Bhopal. People living in the densely packed streets right next to the plant woke to find their homes filled with acrid fumes.

Ed Miliband responds

November 07, 2014

Another day, another reply. This week we’re really grateful to campaigners who have sent in the letter they have received from Ed Miliband’s office, outlining the response of the Labour party to Traidcraft’s Justice campaign.

Leaders and laggards

October 27, 2014

UK companies are reliant upon people in developing countries to mine, grow, harvest, make, assemble and pack many of the products which we buy here.

The double standard continues

October 20, 2014

Those were the words of Rogelio Ustate as he spoke at a meeting of the London Mining Network.

Inequality of justice

October 15, 2014

Today is Blog Action Day. Around the world, people from different countries, interests and languages are contributing ideas around this year’s theme: inequality. We’re taking the opportunity to reflect on inequality of justice.

Nick Clegg responds

October 12, 2014

Since the launch of Traidcraft’s Justice Campaign just over a month ago, hundreds and hundreds of campaigners have sent emails and postcards to the main party leaders.

Talking politics

September 22, 2014

In a guest blog, Marilyn Croser, Director of CORE, the UK NGO network on corporate accountability, reflects on the political party conference season.

Justice denied

September 18, 2014

It is a shocking double standard that British companies can currently get away with things in developing countries that would be completely unacceptable in the UK. Companies are not being properly held to account and victims are being denied justice.

Time to turn up the ‘justice’ volume

September 15, 2014

At Traidcraft’s annual meeting last Saturday, the inspirational Tomy Matthew, founder of Fair Trade Alliance Kerala, challenged us all to make sure the ‘justice’ content of fair trade is maintained and grows.

Pakistan fire victims still wait for justice two years on

September 10, 2014

Today, 11 September 2014, marks the second anniversary of the fatal fire at Ali Enterprises garment factory in Karachi, Pakistan, which killed at least 254 garment workers and injured a further 55 people.

An accident waiting to happen?

September 08, 2014

Masuma is a survivor. On 24 April 2013, she went to work in the Rana Plaza building in an outer suburb of Dhaka, Bangladesh. The building was home to dozens of separate factory units, making clothes for the world market.

Time to stand up for justice

September 07, 2014

Should British companies operating in developing countries be held to account in the UK for any harm they cause to workers or local communities in those countries?