Right to Freedom of Association

Which workers and which unions can claim protection under freedom of association? The EU-Korea FTA Panel Decision Part II

Which workers and which unions can claim protection under freedom of association? The EU-Korea FTA Panel Decision Part II

This blog continues analysis of the EU-Korea FTA Expert Panel Report, focussing on the significance of the findings
Asserting Jurisdiction to Assess Compliance with ‘Multilateral labour standards and agreements’ – The EU-Korea FTA Panel Decision

Asserting Jurisdiction to Assess Compliance with ‘Multilateral labour standards and agreements’ – The EU-Korea FTA Panel Decision

On 25 January 2021, the European Union (EU) and the Republic of Korea (Korea) released the Report by a Panel of ...
When data protection eclipses national security: Brazil’s Supreme Court leans towards unconstitutionality of ministerial dossier on antifascists

When data protection eclipses national security: Brazil’s Supreme Court leans towards unconstitutionality of ministerial dossier on antifascists

In June 2020, the headline “classified governmental action aims at antifascist professors and police officers” was ...
Choking the Non-Governmental Organisations: Amnesty India and the Regulation of Foreign Funding

Choking the Non-Governmental Organisations: Amnesty India and the Regulation of Foreign Funding

On 29 September 2020, Amnesty International India (“Am-India”) halted its operations within the country after the ...
Unprecedented onslaught on activists and human rights defenders in Belarus

Unprecedented onslaught on activists and human rights defenders in Belarus

News stories emerging from Belarus resemble a gruesome shopping list of human rights abuses. Authorities have ...
Restricting Human Rights: Afghanistan to Amend its Law on Non-Governmental Organizations

Restricting Human Rights: Afghanistan to Amend its Law on Non-Governmental Organizations

Article 7 of the Afghan Constitution binds the government to respect International Human Rights Law, and to ...
Iran’s Criminalization of Human Rights Defenders: The Case of Narges Mohammadi

Iran’s Criminalization of Human Rights Defenders: The Case of Narges Mohammadi

The “harassment” of human rights defenders’ and “criminalization” of their activities in Iran has become common ...
Swazi Court Reiterates Prominence of Human Rights in their Home-Grown Constitution

Swazi Court Reiterates Prominence of Human Rights in their Home-Grown Constitution

In September 2016, the High Court in Swaziland ruled that certain provisions in the Sedition and Subversive ...
Brexit and collective labour rights

Brexit and collective labour rights

There has been considerable concern expressed regarding the employment rights that British workers would lose by ...
United States Labor Relations Board Cowardly Punts its Duties

United States Labor Relations Board Cowardly Punts its Duties

Earlier this month, the United States witnessed a major setback for freedom of association. The National Labor ...
Politics and Legality: The UK’s Trade Union Bill 2015

Politics and Legality: The UK’s Trade Union Bill 2015

Despite having some of the most onerous legal restrictions on the right to strike in the industrialised West, ...
Constitutional Protection for the Right to Strike in Canada

Constitutional Protection for the Right to Strike in Canada

In a momentous decision, released on 30 January 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the right to strike is

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