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Brexit and Worker Rights

Brexit and Worker Rights

It is now pretty well-known that most of the employment rights in the UK are guaranteed by EU law—the principal ...
Working time and Brexit: Bad Karma?

Working time and Brexit: Bad Karma?

Imagine a Karmic invitation to be reborn as a piece of employment legislation. It is very likely that the Working ...
Brexit and the Rights of Casual Workers – Tightroping Without a Safety Net

Brexit and the Rights of Casual Workers – Tightroping Without a Safety Net

Against the chorus of ‘scaremongers’ suggesting that Brexit would have disastrous consequences for workers ...
Solidarity Not Separation: The Case for Continued Interaction Between UK and EU Law to Further Equal Rights

Solidarity Not Separation: The Case for Continued Interaction Between UK and EU Law to Further Equal Rights

Employment Minister Priti Patel recently likened women campaigning to leave the EU to the Suffragettes. “Emmeline ...
A New Regime for Data Protection in Europe

A New Regime for Data Protection in Europe

Almost four years after its initial proposal in January 2012, the finalised text of the General Data Protection ...
Dispatch From the Balkans:  Guarantees of Safe Passage and Access to Asylum Are Crucial, Not Border Fortifications

Dispatch From the Balkans: Guarantees of Safe Passage and Access to Asylum Are Crucial, Not Border Fortifications

On Saturday 27 February 2016, thousands of people gathered in cities across Europe to call for the protection of ...
EU Gender Action Plan 2016-2020: Transforming the Lives of Girls and Women through EU External Relations

EU Gender Action Plan 2016-2020: Transforming the Lives of Girls and Women through EU External Relations

In October 2015, the Council of Ministers of Development adopted the Gender Action Plan (GAP) 2016-2020 of the ...
Our Primordial Attachments- The Roadmap for Linguistic Diversity and New Strategies in Language Rights in Europe

Our Primordial Attachments- The Roadmap for Linguistic Diversity and New Strategies in Language Rights in Europe

The European Roadmap for Linguistic Diversity, drafted by the Network for Promotion of Linguistic Diversity, is ...
Your Facebook Data Just Got a Lot More Secure- Dissecting the Safe Harbor Decision of the CJEU

Your Facebook Data Just Got a Lot More Secure- Dissecting the Safe Harbor Decision of the CJEU

For fifteen years companies on both sides of the Atlantic relied on Commission Decision 2000/520 (“Commission ...
Has the Council of the EU’s Decision on Relocation of Refugees Given Adequate Effect to the Commission’s Proposals?

Has the Council of the EU’s Decision on Relocation of Refugees Given Adequate Effect to the Commission’s Proposals?

My previous post analysed some of the immediate and long-term responses to the escalating refugee crisis in Europe ...
Hungary’s Actions: Past the Borderline of International Law

Hungary’s Actions: Past the Borderline of International Law

As the European refugee ‘crisis’ worsens, the Hungarian government is resorting to more extreme border control ...
Are the EU Commission’s Latest Proposals Sufficient to Solve the Refugee Crisis?

Are the EU Commission’s Latest Proposals Sufficient to Solve the Refugee Crisis?

Both the ‘European family’ and the ‘European fabric’ has laid itself bare in the face of an apparently ...

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