The definition of worker in the platform economy: Exploring workers’ risks and regulatory solutions

“Digital labour platforms are increasingly impacting the world of work and workers’ conditions. Their role in the labour market has become a central topic in research and policy discussions, even …

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 …

It’s time to start talking about a human right to a just transition

“In August 2021, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group published its most recent report, deemed by the UN Secretary General António Guterres to be a “code red for humanity”. …

In the midst of the Covid crisis, Kenyan unions are attempting to tackle the climate emergency head on

“After 18 months of lockdowns, closed borders, grounded flights and travel restrictions, the global tourism industry is still reeling from the impact of Covid-19. One of the countries where this …

ILO: Draft code of practice on safety and health in textiles, clothing, leather, and footwear

“ILO sectoral codes of practice are reference tools setting out principles that can be reflected in the design and implementation of policies, strategies, programmes, legislation, administrative measures and social dialogue …

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 …

Informe “Acceso a la justicia laboral durante la pandemia” en Colombia

Informe Acceso a la Justicia laboral durante la pandemia Este informe realizado por ILAW Network junto con FES Colombia, Centro de Solidaridad y Defens para las Centrales Sindicales CUT y …

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, …

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