Labour Rights

Sex Workers Equally Protected from Sexual Harassment as Other Workers – Says New Zealand Case

Sex Workers Equally Protected from Sexual Harassment as Other Workers – Says New Zealand Case

In 2003, New Zealand decriminalised sex work and established a system of safeguards for those engaged in such work ...
The Regulation of Casual Work and the Problematical Idea of the ‘Zero Hours Contract’

The Regulation of Casual Work and the Problematical Idea of the ‘Zero Hours Contract’

There has of late been considerable public concern in the UK about the use of a kind of employment arrangement ...
Scotland’s Answer to Modern-Day Slavery

Scotland’s Answer to Modern-Day Slavery

A new standalone human trafficking bill for Scotland has been quietly gaining momentum in the corridors of ...
Women at work – positive obligations for positive results

Women at work – positive obligations for positive results

The most significant change in recent decades influencing the position of women at work is the transformation of ...
New employment tribunal fees and discrimination: UNISON v Lord Chancellor; Equality and Human Rights Commission

New employment tribunal fees and discrimination: UNISON v Lord Chancellor; Equality and Human Rights Commission

The High Court (Moses LJ, Irwin J) today delivered judgment in the important judicial review proceedings brought ...
The CJEU’s Ruling in AMS and the Horizontal Effect of the Charter

The CJEU’s Ruling in AMS and the Horizontal Effect of the Charter

In its judgment in AMS (15 January 2014), the Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled on ...
The CJEU's Ruling in AMS and the Horizontal Effect of the Charter

The CJEU's Ruling in AMS and the Horizontal Effect of the Charter

In its judgment in AMS (15 January 2014), the Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled on ...
Safety of Sex-Workers Again at the Centre in Canada (Attorney General) v Bedford

Safety of Sex-Workers Again at the Centre in Canada (Attorney General) v Bedford

Earlier this year, I argued that the ONCA gave a comprehensive and nuanced assessment of Canada’s criminal ...
A Form of Child Trafficking in Haiti: The Orphanage Business

A Form of Child Trafficking in Haiti: The Orphanage Business

In the next few weeks, the Haitian senate will vote, for the first time, on anti-trafficking legislation. The ...
For love and money? Unpaid Legal Internships in the Third-Sector

For love and money? Unpaid Legal Internships in the Third-Sector

Recent litigation in the United States has successfully challenged the use of unpaid interns by large ...
The role of public private partnerships in labour rights advancement

The role of public private partnerships in labour rights advancement

Public private partnerships (PPPs) are a new form of institutional organisation by which public organisations, ...
Domestic Workers – The ILO Convention Comes into Force

Domestic Workers – The ILO Convention Comes into Force

On the 5th of September 2013, the ILO Domestic Workers Convention (C189) came into force. The adoption of the ...

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