Nick Dearden

Nick Dearden, photo by Genevieve Stevenson




As director, Nick manages the staff team and resources on behalf of Global Justice Now's members. He is also the public face of the organisation. Nick started his career at War on Want where he became a senior campaigner. He went on to be corporates campaign manager at Amnesty International UK. As director of the Jubilee Debt Campaign, he built strong relationships with campaigners in the global south. He helped win a new law to stop Vulture Funds from using UK courts to squeeze huge debt payments out of poor countries. Nick joined Global Justice Now in September 2013.

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Latest posts

Today we have won a battle on CETA, but the war is not over

18 October 2016

TTIP is close to death, and EU governments just failed to pass another toxic ‘trade’ deal with Canada. Europe’s undemocratic trade deals are in serious trouble, but we need to step up our work to stop them if we care about our public services and out environment. 

Labour is now opposing toxic trade deals, but what sort of trade do we want?

28 September 2016

Trade is always about power. That’s why, in post-Brexit Britain, our trading relationships will be the most important question we face. These relationships will in effect embed our new constitution, detailing how we approach issues like immigration, food policy, finance and public services.

TTIP is on the floor, the referee is counting down…

02 September 2016

We’ve had an incredible victory this week. Some of the leading proponents of the EU-US corporate trade deal, known as TTIP, have said that the deal is dead.


Three more reasons why we need to stop CETA

15 August 2016

Last week I joined activists and campaigners from across the globe who came to Canada for the World Social Forum. A major topic of discussion was the problems with TTIP-style free trade agreements and how we can stop them.

Tax justice and why little has changed since Heart of Darkness

10 August 2016

In 1899, Joseph Conrad wrote a novel which starts in the ever-so-civilised London of the late nineteenth century. It’s called Heart of Darkness, many of you will know it, and essentially it’s about a trader from a transnational corporation, who journeys upriver in Congo to buy ivory, and ends up worshipped as a tyrannical god in the middle of the jungle. 

We’re leaving the EU, but we’re not giving up

24 June 2016

Britain’s decision to leave the European Union opens up a world of uncertainty. It will take some time before we know what the full impact will be. It could be years before we fully exit but the leave vote represents a significant victory for the politics of fear and hate that dominated the campaign.