Civil Remedies and Human Rights in Flux

“What private law avenues are open to victims of human rights violations? This innovative new collection explores this question across sixteen jurisdictions in the Global South and Global North. It …

Law & Informality Insights No 5

Applying insights from critical legal studies, this issue of Law and Informality Insights explores how informal workers use the law to resolve their disputes with local authorities. Through the author’s …

ILO adopts a revised code of practice on safety and health in construction

More than 229 million construction workers around the globe may benefit from a revised and updated code of practice on safety and health, adopted by International Labour Organization (ILO) experts …

Climate Change Is Harming the Planet Faster Than We Can Adapt, U.N. Warns

Countries aren’t doing nearly enough to protect against the disasters to come as the planet keeps heating up, a major new scientific report concludes. The dangers of climate change are …

The Future of Unions and Worker Representation: The Digital Picket Line

“The current organising drive at Starbucks stores across the USA illustrates both the difficulty for unions in countering the power of multinational companies – and, more importantly, the momentum that can be …

ILO Technical Brief: Healthy and Safe Telework

” The World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) have called for measures to be put in place to protect workers’ health while teleworking. A new technical brief …

Respecting rights or ticking boxes? Legislating human rights due diligence

“Momentum to enact mandatory human rights due diligence (HRDD) legislation is building around the world. Such legislation is necessary to ensure corpora­tions respect human rights and that victims of corporate …

Domestic Work and the Gig Economy

“The provision of cleaning, childcare and other housework through online platforms is an increasingly important sector. This chapter identifies key challenges domestic work in the gig economy creates for workers’ …

When Algorithms Fire Humans

“Poor selfies, rainy days, and locked gates ­– all are reported triggers for the auto-firing of delivery personnel by Amazon’s Flex app, and all follow events beyond the workers’ control. Meanwhile, no appeal to …

Faced With Questions About Forced Labor in China, the I.O.C. Is Tight-Lipped

Olympic officials are reluctant to probe whether any Beijing 2022 merchandise might have been made under duress by Uyghurs, an activist group charges. The activists’ request was straightforward: They wanted …

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