The election is over. The campaign continues

May 08, 2015 - Sachin Shah, Traidcraft Campaigns Officer

The election is over, and in the next few days we'll see the new government take shape. 

We still have a long way to go to get to our goal of justice for people in developing countries harmed by UK companies.

Since January this year we’ve been asking you, our supporters, to contact your parliamentary candidates. An amazing 2,202 emails have been sent it to 1,358 candidates.

You asked them to watch our video and well over 1,000 people have seen it. That’s 1,000 candidates, or people who work with them, who’ve seen our video. That means that parliament will have dozens of MPs or their staff, who know about the campaign.

Our first hurdle has always been getting MPs and ministers to understand that there is a problem that needs fixing. Now, there are some MPs who know.

So thank you. But we still have some way to go before we have justice for people in developing countries who have been harmed by UK companies.

We know that on the new ministers' to-do lists is a review of the 2013 National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights. We think that the issue of access to justice for victims of abuses by UK companies must be at the heart of this review. 

So soon we’ll be asking for your help once again. If you want to keep up to date with our campaign, join us and make sure you are one of the first people to hear about our next campaign action.