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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 Experts (the Panel Report) on matters raised under the...
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 published by a Brazilian newspaper of national circulation. According to the outlet, the Ministry...
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 Government of India froze its accounts. Am-India called it the “latest in an incessant...
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 systematically violated the right to freedom of expression, freedom from torture, freedom of assembly,...
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 preserve the rights enshrined by it. These rights include, but are not limited...
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 practice by the judicial branch of the Islamic Republic in recent years. According to...
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 Activities and Suppression of Terrorism Acts were unconstitutional. The Court held that the...
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 virtue of Brexit. But this is not straightforwardly the case in respect of collective...
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 Relations Board (the Board)– the U.S. agency charged with “encouraging the practice and...
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, Business Secretary Sajid Javid MP’s proposed Trade Union Bill seeks to place...
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 protected by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom’s...
RMT v United Kingdom: Sympathy Strikes and the European Court of Human Rights

RMT v United Kingdom: Sympathy Strikes and the European Court of Human Rights

In RMT v United Kingdom the European Court of Human Rights held that the ban on secondary action in the United Kingdom was a justified interference with the right to...

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