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Modern Slavery Bill – A Brief Review

Modern Slavery Bill – A Brief Review

How does it happen? The fire brigade is called to a fire in a terraced house. When the firemen arrive the doors ...
The UK’s Widening Gender Pay Gap – What Must be Done

The UK’s Widening Gender Pay Gap – What Must be Done

The Geneva based World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Equality Index 2014 has ranked the United Kingdom) 26th out ...
Menopausal Women Fear Discrimination in the Workplace

Menopausal Women Fear Discrimination in the Workplace

According to new research, women of menopausal age fear age-based discrimination in the workplace and face a total ...
Improving the Law for Pregnant Women and Working Parents

Improving the Law for Pregnant Women and Working Parents

Earlier this year I wrote about the preliminary data that the Australian Human Rights Commission (“AHRC”) had ...
Hounga v Allen: Trojan Horse Comes to the Rescue of ‘Illegal’ Migrants

Hounga v Allen: Trojan Horse Comes to the Rescue of ‘Illegal’ Migrants

In Hounga v Allen [2014] UKSC 47 the Supreme Court took the opportunity to overrule one of the most controversial ...
Recognising Maternity Leave as a Human Rights Obligation

Recognising Maternity Leave as a Human Rights Obligation

Paid maternity leave is routinely argued as necessary to achieve gender equality in the workplace. Article ...
Europol and the Fight Against Human Trafficking

Europol and the Fight Against Human Trafficking

On Tuesday 24th June the Human Trafficking Discussion Group (under the umbrella of the Oxford Migration Studies ...
When does being better qualified provide you with fewer opportunities?

When does being better qualified provide you with fewer opportunities?

The answer: when you’re a member of one of the UK’s many ethnic minorities. Figures from the University of ...
Mega event tactics: Brazil’s Sex Industry During the World Cup 2014

Mega event tactics: Brazil’s Sex Industry During the World Cup 2014

On 23rd May 2014, police from the 76th Police Precinct in Niterói, near Rio de Janeiro, invaded (without judicial ...
What will the Flexible Working Regulations 2014 mean for employers and employees?

What will the Flexible Working Regulations 2014 mean for employers and employees?

“That which yields is not always weak” (Jacqueline Carey, Kushiel’s Dart). From 30 June 2014, changes to the ...
Pregnancy Discrimination in the Australian Workplace

Pregnancy Discrimination in the Australian Workplace

As part of its national review into pregnancy discrimination in the workplace, the Australian Human Rights ...
The Business of Traffic in Humans

The Business of Traffic in Humans

Human trafficking is a complex phenomenon touching upon different legal and policy frameworks. Being first and ...

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