Key elements of the EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment

As regards investment, the EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI) will be the most ambitious agreement that China has ever concluded with a third country. In addition to rules against the forced …

General observation on matters arising from the application of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, as amended (MLC, 2006) during the COVID-19 pandemic

“The Committee notes with deep concern the challenges and the impact that restrictions and other measures adopted by governments around the world to contain the spread of the COVID19 pandemic …

The Cost of Contagion: The consequences of COVID-19 for migrant workers in the Gulf

“Nobody knows the extent of the mental toll this situation has put on us. There is a very real chance that many workers will resort to suicide. The Government should do something for us. It’s …

ILO: Resolution concerning maritime labour issues and the COVID-19 pandemic

ILO Governing Body calls for urgent action on seafarer COVID-19 crisis: “The Governing Body of the International Labour Organization has taken the exceptional action of adopting a Resolution to address …

Customs Amendment (Banning Goods Produced By Uyghur Forced Labour) Bill 2020

The purpose of the Customs Amendment (Banning Goods Produced By Uyghur Forced Labour) Bill 2020 is to ban the importation of goods from Xinjiang in the People’s Republic of China …

Nestlé & Cargill v. Doe Series: The Economic Folly of Human Trafficking for American Business

“1861 Revisited In 1861, the United States went to war over the question of whether economic benefits for the Southern elite could justify enslaving Africans. Slavery’s proponents focused on the …

Nestlé & Cargill v. Doe Series: A Canadian Perspective – Takeaways from Nevsun Resources Ltd. v. Araya.

“Canadians working to promote human rights accountability for multinational businesses have long looked to Alien Tort Statute (ATS) litigation in the United States with a mixture of admiration and envy. …

U.S. bans cotton imports from China producer XPCC citing Xinjiang ‘slave labor’

The Trump administration expanded economic pressure on China’s western region of Xinjiang, banning cotton imports from a powerful Chinese quasi-military organization that it says uses the forced labor of detained …

Nestlé & Cargill v. Doe Series: Rethinking the Alien Tort Statute

“This Term’s consolidated cases Nestlé USA v. Doe and Cargill v. Doe show how the Supreme Court has gone wrong in applying the Alien Tort Statute (ATS) and offer a chance for correction. …

Nestlé & Cargill v. Doe Series: Toward a Harmonized Test for Complicity of Corporate Officials?

“The amicus brief by international law scholars, former diplomats, and practitioners in Nestlé USA, Inc. v. Doe I, filed Oct. 21, 2020, rightfully argues that secondary liability in the form of aiding and abetting …

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