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Pay Equality: When is there a right to claim?

Guest Contributor 30th October 2012

By Betsan Criddle The important decision of the Supreme Court in Birmingham City Council v Abdulla establishes that a claimant who is out of time to pursue an equal pay claim in the Employment Tribunal (“ET”) may issue a claim in the civil court as of right if that claim is in time. Gender pay […]

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Spot the Differences: How Broad Can Commercial Speech Be?

Guest Contributor 28th October 2012

By Ilias Trispiotis In the aftermath of ‘the Innocence of Muslims’ turmoil, questions of whether and to what extent state authorities may regulate speech when it upsets public morals or religious beliefs have again come to the fore. In July 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) offered some food for thought in Mouvement Raëlien […]

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Conflict minerals disclosure and the role of corporations in the protection of human rights

Guest Contributor 24th October 2012

By Katie Allan and Kate Mitchell The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has taken a significant and tangible step in establishing corporate responsibility for human rights protection in conflict zones through the adoption of rules for disclosing the use of ‘conflict minerals’. Introduced by section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Financial Reform Act, […]

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Equal Inheritance Rights for Women in Botswana

Vanja Karth 19th October 2012

  The latest decision of the Botswana High Court on inheritance rights in Edith Mmusi v Ramantele is a pivotal step for women in Botswana and Africa as a whole.  A number of African countries still have discriminatory customary law practices that effectively leave women with nothing on the death of a male family member. […]

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