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Dangerous new developments drive government action to counter fake news Dangerous new developments drive government action to counter fake news

The continued proliferation of disinformation online – often referred to as ‘fake news’ – has this summer led to increased scrutiny and action from governments.

Thursday, 13 September 2018 Thursday, 13 September 2018
Sexual offence laws: #MeToo movement drives new consent-based definitions Sexual offence laws: #MeToo movement drives new consent-based definitions

Both Iceland and Sweden have recently passed amendments to their sexual offence laws, reflecting the growing trend in Europe for ‘yes means yes’ legislation. The changes follow the rise of the #MeToo movement and global outcry over divisive cases that have highlighted the strength of public feeling as well as the limitations of current laws.

Friday, 7 September 2018 Monday, 10 September 2018
Climate change: energy companies face $25tn risk from carbon bubble Climate change: energy companies face $25tn risk from carbon bubble

As the world faces major floods, heatwaves and droughts, the scientific case for slashing carbon emissions grows ever stronger. Businesses are now taking notice as mounting evidence points towards a new carbon bubble. Bubbles – financial, dotcom, housing or otherwise – are great for investors, until they burst. Should the carbon bubble burst, as is expected, it would wipe trillions of dollars from the global economy.

Thursday, 6 September 2018 Friday, 7 September 2018
Malaysian decision to cane lesbians, condemned by IBAHRI  Malaysian decision to cane lesbians, condemned by IBAHRI

The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) today condemned the decision in Malaysia to cane two lesbians. On 12 August 2018, the Terengganu Syariah High Court sentenced two women to six strokes of the cane and a fine of RM 3,300 for attempting to have sexual relations. The sentence is due to be carried out on Monday 3 September 2018.

Saturday, 1 September 2018 Tuesday, 4 September 2018
Voluntary constraint – centre-right politics shape 2018 amendment of Austrian law on working-time Voluntary constraint – centre-right politics shape 2018 amendment of Austrian law on working-time

In July 2018, the Austrian centre-right government pushed through a new Working Act amendment which in certain cases allows for 12-hour working days – an historic anachronism, given that they had been abolished more than a century ago. The government claims that all of this will be happening on a voluntary basis. The opposition, and Austria’s working population, find this highly doubtful.

Friday, 31 August 2018 Friday, 31 August 2018
Modern technologies and increasing globalisation – the effect on work Modern technologies and increasing globalisation – the effect on work

Modern technologies and increasing globalisation – the effect on work

Friday, 31 August 2018 Friday, 31 August 2018
The future of work – how technology and the ‘gig economy’ are challenging the Italian employment law system: the Foodora case The future of work – how technology and the ‘gig economy’ are challenging the Italian employment law system: the Foodora case

The future of work – how technology and the ‘gig economy’ are challenging the Italian employment law system: the Foodora case

Friday, 31 August 2018 Friday, 31 August 2018
Technology and the contractor relationship – an Argentinian View Technology and the contractor relationship – an Argentinian View

Technology and the contractor relationship – an Argentinian View

Friday, 31 August 2018 Friday, 31 August 2018
From the Co-Editors Employment and Industrial Relations Committee Sept 2018 From the Co-Editors Employment and Industrial Relations Committee Sept 2018

From the Co-Editors Employment and Industrial Relations Committee Sept 2018. All roads lead to to Rome

Friday, 31 August 2018 Friday, 31 August 2018
Assignment of foreign employees to render services in Mexico Assignment of foreign employees to render services in Mexico

Assignment of foreign employees to render services in Mexico

Friday, 31 August 2018 Friday, 31 August 2018
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