Labour Rights

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...
A Blueprint for the World: How Karnataka’s Shakti and Gruha Lakshmi Schemes Elevate Women’s Economic Rights

A Blueprint for the World: How Karnataka’s Shakti and Gruha Lakshmi Schemes Elevate Women’s Economic Rights

Karnataka, through its state government schemes, has taken proactive steps towards ensuring women’s welfare and equity. Among the five key schemes, the Shakti and the Gruha Lakshmi Scheme are particularly...
Los derechos de las niñas y niños y la esclavitud moderna: Cerrando una brecha en la literatura y la práctica

Los derechos de las niñas y niños y la esclavitud moderna: Cerrando una brecha en la literatura y la práctica

La esclavitud moderna es una cuestión que involucra los derechos de las niñas y niños. Existen implicaciones en sus derechos antes, durante y después de la explotación. Sin embargo, la...
Children’s Rights and Modern Slavery: Bridging a Gap in Literature and Practice

Children’s Rights and Modern Slavery: Bridging a Gap in Literature and Practice

Modern slavery is a children’s rights issue. Children’s rights are implicated before, during, and after exploitation. Yet, academic literature on modern slavery and exploitation rarely addresses children’s rights. A systematic...
Hindering Accountability and Safety in Sports: the Lack of Internal Complaints Committees in Indian Sports Federations

Hindering Accountability and Safety in Sports: the Lack of Internal Complaints Committees in Indian Sports Federations

Recently, allegations of ‘rampant’ sexual harassment in sports have prompted the Indian Express news outlet to report concerns that most Indian Sports Federations have failed to constitute Internal Complaints Committees...
Challenging the Right to Strike: the UK Transport Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Bill

Challenging the Right to Strike: the UK Transport Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Bill

Image description: A group of striking people march through a city street holding union banners The Transport Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Bill, currently passing through the UK Parliament, seeks to...
The 2022 World Cup: from Soccer to Human Rights Violations & Geopolitics

The 2022 World Cup: from Soccer to Human Rights Violations & Geopolitics

Image description: View from above of crowd of spectators at 2022 World Cup in Qatar It is not news that Qatar, a country with serious human rights violations, was chosen...
Expanding Definitions of ‘Family’ in Deepika Singh v. CAT

Expanding Definitions of ‘Family’ in Deepika Singh v. CAT

Image Description: Two different handprints with a heart drawn in between them Recently, the Indian Supreme Court discussed the idea of expanding the traditional idea of a family unit in...
Modern Slavery: Is Domestic Servitude a “Commercial Activity” Exempted from Diplomatic Immunity?

Modern Slavery: Is Domestic Servitude a “Commercial Activity” Exempted from Diplomatic Immunity?

Image description: The United Nations Office in Vienna In the Supreme Court case of Basfar v Wong [2022] UKSC 20, Wong worked as a domestic helper for Saudi Arabian diplomat...

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