Book: Human Rights Due Diligence and Labour Governance

Offers the first sustained analysis of human rights due diligence’s implications for the protection and promotion of workers’ rights in the global economy Explores how the rise of HRDD is …

CASE OF KRACHUNOVA v. BULGARIA (Application no. 18269/18)

In the case of Krachunova v. Bulgaria the Court held that there had been a violation of the prohibition of slavery and forced labour. The case concerned the applicant’s attempts to …

Blurred Boundaries: Rescuing Workers’ Privacy in the Process of Searching Data and Devices

   

Regulating algorithmic management in the Platform Work Directive: correcting risky deviations

Background The proposed EU directive on improving working conditions in platform work is the first legislative initiative that attempts to regulate the use of AI, in the form of algorithmic management, in …

How Uyghur Forced Labor Makes Seafood That Ends Up in School Lunches

Few workplaces are as gritty and brutal as distant-water fishing ships from China, and there are a lot of them: With as many as 6,500 ships, China today operates the world’s …

Independent Workers Union of Great Britain (Appellant) v Central Arbitration Committee and another (Respondents)

The Supreme Court unanimously dismisses the IWGB’s appeal. It holds that the riders were not in an employment relationship for the purposes of article 11 ECHR, and the provisions of …

The family worker exemption revisited: a sustained campaign against the devaluation of domestic work

In September 2023, the government finally took concrete steps to remove the ‘family worker exemption,’ a legislative provision that has sanctioned exploitation of live-in domestic workers by obstructing a clear …

White House Memorandum on Advancing Worker Empowerment, Rights, and High Labor Standards Globally

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to enhance United States policy and our …

Equal Protection Arguments for Workers’ Rights

State legislatures across the United States have enacted laws that interfere with workers’ rights. For example, a state law crippled public sector unions in Wisconsin, and the legislatures threatened to …

German Supply Chain Act: Implementation from below

The impact of international value chains and the activities of multinational corporations on human rights and the environment has been known for a long time. This led to the adoption …

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