United Kingdom

R (People & Planet) v. HM Treasury (Queen's Bench Division, Administrative Court, 2009)

Jurisdiction: United Kingdom


Side A: PLATFORM (Ngo)


Side B: United Kingdom Treasury (Government)


Core objectives: Sought judicial review of HM Treasury decision to invest public monies with RBS


Summary
Campaigners from the World Development Movement, PLATFORM, and People & Planet brought suit against the United Kingdom Treasury for its lack of adequate environmental and human rights considerations in investing with the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS). RBS has allegedly used public monies to finance several controversial companies and projects that undermine the UK's commitment to halt climate change. The High Court denied the request for permission to hold a judicial review over the Treasury's actions.
Case documents

from the Grantham Research Institute
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