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Lebanon: Sexual Harassment Law Missing Key Protections

Lebanon’s new sexual harassment law falls short of international standards by addressing sexual harassment solely as a crime and neglecting prevention, labor law reforms, monitoring, and civil remedies, Human Rights Watch …

German cabinet backs law to protect human rights in global supply chain

Government faces complaints that measures have too many loopholes or put country’s business at a disadvantage Germany’s cabinet has approved a law on due-diligence to enforce the protection of human …

S. Korea ratifies key UN labor conventions

South Korea’s parliament on Friday ratified key International Labor Organization (ILO) conventions on workers’ rights and forced labor, which have long stalled due to objections from businesses and conservative politicians. …

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Amicus Curiae: Ryckloff-Beleggings (Pty) Ltd v Ntombekhaya Bonkolo and Others

“The International Commission of Jurists will be appearing as an amicus curiae in the matter of Ryckloff-Beleggings (Pty) Ltd v Ntombekhaya Bonkolo and Others. In this matter, the Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South …

Fight for $15 Pressures Job Boards Over McDonald’s Ads After Sexual Harassment Claims

“McDonald’s talks about and markets itself and prides itself on the fact that it’s ‘America’s best first job’,” Allynn Umel, Fight for $15’s national director, tells Teen Vogue. “And in the …

Regulation is not an À la Carte menu: insights from the Uber judgment

“If we had to pick one among the many enlightening statements from the UK Supreme Court’s judgment in Uber, it would be this. It perfectly captures both the gist of …

The Impact of COVID-19 on Long-Term Care Workers in the US, UK, Canada, Ireland, and Australia

“From the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, long-term care (LTC) workers around the world have been at the epicentre of the crisis, caring for those most vulnerable to the disease …

After Tazreen Fashions and Rana Plaza, Covid-19 once again exposes the human cost of fast fashion

“On 11 March 2021 it will be one year since the World Health Organization declared Covid-19 a pandemic. And while almost every sector in every country on the planet has …

Modern Slavery Act: Five years of reporting CONCLUSIONS FROM MONITORING CORPORATE DISCLOSURE

The report takes our five years of work collecting and analysing statements and concludes that the UK Modern Slavery Act has failed in its objective to protect victims of forced …

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