Work, Human Rights, and Extreme Poverty in the UK: On the Occasion of the Visit of the UN Special Rapporteur, Philip Alston – Virginia Mantouvalou

The UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and leading authority globally in international human rights law, Professor Philip Alston of NYU, published a statement on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights, following his official visit in the United Kingdom in November 2018, with a full Report to follow in spring 2019. Alston’s statement on poverty-related policies … Continue reading Work, Human Rights, and Extreme Poverty in the UK: On the Occasion of the Visit of the UN Special Rapporteur, Philip Alston – Virginia Mantouvalou

Lift the Ban: A Right to Work for Asylum Seekers – Emmeline Plews

Last month Refugee Action published a report setting out the case for reforming the current restrictions on asylum seekers’ freedom to work in the UK. Supported by a coalition of over 80 NGOs, think tanks, businesses and faith groups, the ‘Lift the Ban’ campaign proposes two specific legislative changes. First, to give the right to … Continue reading Lift the Ban: A Right to Work for Asylum Seekers – Emmeline Plews

Do parents need a holiday? The Court of Justice rules on parental leave and holiday rights – Rebecca Zahn

On 4 October 2018, the Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) handed down its judgment in Case C-12/17 Tribunalul Botoşani, Ministerul Justiţiei v Maria Dicu. The case has received little attention so far even though it marks a significant step backwards in the CJEU’s interpretation of the right to … Continue reading Do parents need a holiday? The Court of Justice rules on parental leave and holiday rights – Rebecca Zahn