UN Special Rapporteur on on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association Report: Exercise of the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association as essential to advancing climate justice

In the present report, the Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, Clément Nyaletsossi Voule, unpacks the challenges and risks facing individuals, communities and …

A dangerous new law in Egypt allows for the dismissal of any public employee who opposes the regime

On 1 August, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi approved a law, previously approved by parliament, allowing for the non-disciplinary dismissal of public employees. Referred to in the media as the ‘Law on …

When Doctors strike: Making Sense of Professional Organizing in Kenya

“Little is known about how the health professions organize in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). This is particularly troubling as health worker strikes in LMICs appear to be growing more …

California: What does the landmark Garment Worker Protection Act mean for the fashion industry?

Governor Gavin Newsom signed the Garment Protection Act (SB62) into California law this Monday. As a worker-led piece of legislation, it will allow more than 45,000 workers to receive a …

Corporate rights or human rights? HOW TRADE AND INVESTMENT AGREEMENTS COULD THREATEN HUMAN RIGHTS DUE DILIGENCE LAWS

“Governments are increasingly aware that, to address climate breakdown and unsustainable inequality, new forms of regulation are needed to direct companies and investment towards respect for human rights and environmentally …

Legal Levers: Deterring Labor Abuses at Mega-Sporting Events

“Mega-sporting events are rife with human rights abuses, but the Tokyo Olympics and Qatar World Cup have focused the spotlight on the labor violations and abuses suffered by workers at these events. Laborers in Tokyo suffered mistreatment, …

California: Gov. Newsom signs bill expanding protections for garment workers

Garment workers in California will be paid an hourly rate and receive other new protections under a law Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Monday afternoon. SB 62, which faced heavy opposition …

ILAW in the News: As Nigerian doctors strike drags on lawyers network seeks resolution

A group of lawyers from various countries known as the International Lawyers Assisting Workers (ILAW) Network, has called on the Nigerian government to implement the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed …

Top Thai union leader ‘targeted’ with jail for rail safety campaign

One of Thailand’s most prominent union leaders is facing three years in prison for his role in organising a railway safety campaign, in a case described as the biggest attack …

Amazon reaches agreement with trade unions in Italy

Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) has struck a deal with Italian trade unions promising to engage with them more in the running of operations in the country. The framework agreement, seen by Reuters, comes …

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