Corporate Accountability for Human Rights Abuses: A Guide for Victims and NGOs on Recourse Mechanisms

“Published for the first time in 2010, FIDH’s guide on Corporate Accountability for Human Rights Abuses seeks to provide a practical tool for victims and their (legal) representatives, NGOs and other …

Long-term care is in crisis; building worker power is the solution

“If these two pandemic years have felt long to you, imagine what it was like for the hundreds of thousands of long-term care workers when Covid hit in nursing homes …

ETUI: Labour rights in trade agreements: five new stories

“Labour provisions in trade agreements have been criticised for minimal effectiveness in improving employment conditions. Five recent cases point to some benefits and to the lessons on when and how labour provisions can be effective. They make a difference in particular …

The Right to Disconnect: Emerging Issues and Ways to Overcome Them

“The blurring of the boundaries between work and life has been an issue plaguing workplaces for years. Even before the pandemic, digital technologies were impacting the confines of a workday to the office, …

A first global mapping of rights-based climate litigation reveals a need to explore just transition cases in more depth

Annalisa Savaresi and Joana Setzer have identified more than 100 climate cases that rely on human rights arguments to promote action on climate change – but also a growing body …

UN’s labour agency suspends cooperation with Russia

ILO suspends cooperation with Russia, except when related to humanitarian assistance, until it halts its war on Ukraine. The UN’s International Labour Organization has said it will halt all technical …

Waste pickers play an important environmental and economic role, but the law lets them down

“There is growing recognition of the need to integrate waste pickers into the ‘mainstream economy’. Yet, the fragmented contemporary regulatory framework is not fit for purpose and needs reform. In …

A Missed Opportunity to Improve Workers’ Rights in Global Supply Chains

“After two more robust mandatory human rights due diligence (HRDD) proposals were rejected by the European Commission’s (EC) Regulatory Scrutiny Board, revealing the influence of the business lobby, the EC …

The first CJEU decision on domestic workers: the role of EU equality law in challenging unjustified exclusions from labour rights and social protections

“On 24 February 2022, the CJEU issued its first judgment on domestic workers. In case C-389/20, TGSS (Chômage des employés de maison), the CJEU held that the exclusion of this category …

Why gig work is so hard to regulate

Policymakers in many nations are trying to reform the gig economy. Yet regulations have a long way to go to meet the needs of growing numbers of platform-based workers. Shaik …

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