Labour Rights

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 ...
The Slow Revival of Working Conditions Rights: Safe and Healthy Working Conditions to be Included in the Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work?

The Slow Revival of Working Conditions Rights: Safe and Healthy Working Conditions to be Included in the Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work?

The International Labour Conference is debating the inclusion of safe and healthy working conditions in the ILO ...
Nuclear Threats Prevent South Korea from Ratifying the Abolition of Forced Labour Convention

Nuclear Threats Prevent South Korea from Ratifying the Abolition of Forced Labour Convention

Image description: Members of the South Korean army marching in formation Last month, the International Labour ...
Paltry Prisoner Wages: India’s Dire Need to Recognise a Prisoner’s Right To Minimum Wages

Paltry Prisoner Wages: India’s Dire Need to Recognise a Prisoner’s Right To Minimum Wages

Image Description: This is a picture of the Chennai Central Jail building. The Odisha High Court, in December ...
Do Not Thwart Women’s Employment, Facilitate It: Indian Supreme Court Strikes Down Arbitrary Gender-Based Restrictions to Restaurant Orchestras

Do Not Thwart Women’s Employment, Facilitate It: Indian Supreme Court Strikes Down Arbitrary Gender-Based Restrictions to Restaurant Orchestras

Image description: A group of women, many of whom are smiling or laughing.  The Indian Supreme Court recently ...
Signs of an Emerging Feminist Democracy in Chile

Signs of an Emerging Feminist Democracy in Chile

Image description: Women at a march against sexist violence in Chile. Many of them wear green bandanas or ...
Vaccine Mandates in the United States: Multi-level Actors and Rights in Tension: Federal Government Mandates (Part III)

Vaccine Mandates in the United States: Multi-level Actors and Rights in Tension: Federal Government Mandates (Part III)

Image description: Two COVID vaccine vials.  State government vaccine mandates raise complex legal and ethical ...
Vaccine Mandates in the United States: Multi-level Actors and Rights in Tension: State Mandates (Part II)

Vaccine Mandates in the United States: Multi-level Actors and Rights in Tension: State Mandates (Part II)

Image description: A woman with a vaccine at a mass vaccination site.  While private employer vaccine mandates ...
Vaccine Mandates in the United States: Multi-level Actors and Rights in Tension: Private Employers (Part I)

Vaccine Mandates in the United States: Multi-level Actors and Rights in Tension: Private Employers (Part I)

Image description: A person getting vaccinated. Several states, municipalities, and even private entities in ...
Born to Live, Not Born to Work: The Implications of New Proposed Labour Regulations in India

Born to Live, Not Born to Work: The Implications of New Proposed Labour Regulations in India

Image description: A person working on a pottery wheel.  The Indian government is currently considering ...
Contaminated Supply Chains and Clean Energy in China

Contaminated Supply Chains and Clean Energy in China

Image description: A picture of solar panels in a field, against the backdrop of mountains.  As China is a ...
Improving Working Conditions in the Gig Economy: The EU’s Proposed Platform Work Directive

Improving Working Conditions in the Gig Economy: The EU’s Proposed Platform Work Directive

On 8 December 2021, the European Commission published its long-awaited draft of a directive aiming to improve ...

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