Business and Human Rights

Religious Discrimination, Headscarves and ‘exclusive neutrality’: backsliding by the CJEU

Religious Discrimination, Headscarves and ‘exclusive neutrality’: backsliding by the CJEU

In OP v Commune d’Ans the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) returned to religious discrimination and headscarves, this time in the public sector workplace. Although the CJEU...
The Shell Case: A Viable Path to Establish Corporate Climate Responsibility?

The Shell Case: A Viable Path to Establish Corporate Climate Responsibility?

On 26 May 2021, The Hague District Court in the Netherlands ordered energy giant Shell to reduce the CO2 emissions of the Shell group by net 45% in 2030 relative...
The Intersection of Human Rights and Finance: A Legal Exploration of the UDHR’s Continuing Impact

The Intersection of Human Rights and Finance: A Legal Exploration of the UDHR’s Continuing Impact

This post marks International Human Rights Day, which occurred earlier this week on the 10 December. This is the day that the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was signed, which...
Taken for a Ride, Again: Deliveroo Riders in the Supreme Court

Taken for a Ride, Again: Deliveroo Riders in the Supreme Court

Last week’s ruling in Independent Workers Union of Great Britain v Central Arbitration Committee came as a great surprise to many employment lawyers: the Supreme Court unanimously held that Deliveroo...
Balancing Workers’ Rights and Organisational Changes: The Gray Areas of Section 9A

Balancing Workers’ Rights and Organisational Changes: The Gray Areas of Section 9A

Section 9A of India’s Industrial Disputes Act 1947 aims to strike a delicate balance between protecting workers’ rights and allowing organisational flexibility during changes to conditions of service. However, inherent...
‘A Victory for Underpaid Workers’: Chief Constable of Northern Ireland v Agnew

‘A Victory for Underpaid Workers’: Chief Constable of Northern Ireland v Agnew

The recent Agnew case deals with a technical but practically very important point: if a worker is underpaid by their employer when they take annual leave, how far back in...
Holding Social Media Companies Accountable for Hate Speech in Times of Conflict and War: An Urgent Necessity

Holding Social Media Companies Accountable for Hate Speech in Times of Conflict and War: An Urgent Necessity

Imagine a world where the Nazis didn’t have a powerful propaganda tool like the newspaper Der Stürmer. Could the Nazis have perpetrated large-scale genocide without the help of media fuelling...
Giving Voice to the Vulnerable: How Advisory Opinions Have the Potential to Advance Climate Justice through International Courts

Giving Voice to the Vulnerable: How Advisory Opinions Have the Potential to Advance Climate Justice through International Courts

In the context of the current climate crisis, climate change litigation has taken a new form over the past year. There have been increasing requests for advisory opinions from international...
Suicides within India’s Agricultural Industry: How Climate Change and Government Policy are Impacting Human Rights

Suicides within India’s Agricultural Industry: How Climate Change and Government Policy are Impacting Human Rights

Over 650 farmers have committed suicide in the central region of Maharashtra, India, from January to August 2023. Climate change and the stress it places on agriculture have been the...
Unravelling the Human Rights Implications of Sri Lanka’s New Anti-Corruption Law

Unravelling the Human Rights Implications of Sri Lanka’s New Anti-Corruption Law

Human rights in Sri Lanka have only deteriorated in recent years amidst the economic crisis that unfolded in 2022. The public, although dissatisfied with the state of affairs, is barred...
Unpacking India’s Digital Personal Data Protection Act: A New Dawn or a False Start?

Unpacking India’s Digital Personal Data Protection Act: A New Dawn or a False Start?

The Government of India recently passed the Digital Personal Data Protection Act 2023, with the primary purpose of regulating the processing and protection of individuals’ personal data, whilst laying down...
Malaysian Court of Appeal Upholds Fatwa Declaring A Company ‘Deviant’ from Islamic Teachings

Malaysian Court of Appeal Upholds Fatwa Declaring A Company ‘Deviant’ from Islamic Teachings

On 21 March 2023, the Court of Appeal in Malaysia – by a 2-1 majority – upheld a decision of the Malaysian High Court dismissing a judicial review application brought...

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