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The Employment Rights of Uber Drivers: A Battle Won, the War Goes On

Darcy du Toit 14th January 2019

The judgment of the English Court of Appeal in Uber B.V. & others v Aslam & others (Case No: A2/2017/3467; 19 December 2018) has been hailed as a victory for workers. Uber’s business model, in common with many digital platforms, depends on classifying its drivers as independent contractors, who do not enjoy the rights of […]

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Major Federal Right to Education Lawsuit Filed in the U.S

Michael Rebell 12th December 2018

Last month, 14 students and parents filed a class action law suit, Cook v. Raimondo, asking the U.S. District Court in the state of Rhode Island to declare that all students in Rhode Island–and all students throughout the United States–have a right under the U.S. Constitution to an education adequate to prepare them to be […]

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Austerity Policies in the UK an Impermissible Retrogressive Measure

Meghan Campbell and Ben Warwick 6th November 2018

Under the umbrella of austerity, the UK has pursued a punishing regime of cuts to social welfare benefits and public services. This week the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights is visiting the UK to assess how these cuts are impacting the human rights of millions of Britons. In this blog, we […]

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Justice Kennedy on Healthcare

Jennifer Oliva 15th October 2018

Justice Anthony Kennedy, who long served as the swing vote on important healthcare-related decisions, retired from the United States Supreme Court on July 31, 2018. The press and pundits alike reacted to Kennedy’s retirement announcement with dire forecasts that the Court’s healthcare jurisprudence would veer to the right. In fact, Justice Kennedy’s record of healthcare […]

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