Dignity, not destitution: the impact of differential rights to work for migrant domestic workers – by Natalie Sedacca and Avril Sharp

This blog post presents some key findings and initial analysis of an empirical study on the impact of differential permission to work on migrant domestic workers in the UK. The study sought to address the effect of the denial of permission to work to some domestic workers who have been identified as potential victims of … Continue reading Dignity, not destitution: the impact of differential rights to work for migrant domestic workers – by Natalie Sedacca and Avril Sharp

Philosophical Foundations of Labour Law Book Launch – Karon Monaghan

On Wednesday the 20th of February we launched the book Philosophical Foundations of Labour Law (Hugh Collins, Gillian Lester and Virginia Mantouvalou eds, OUP, 2018) at the Faculty of Laws, UCL. The event was introduced by Professor Dame Hazel Genn (former Dean, UCL Laws). The introductory remarks were followed by speeches by Professor Keith Ewing (KCL), Professor … Continue reading Philosophical Foundations of Labour Law Book Launch – Karon Monaghan

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

The UK Modern Slavery Act 2015: A ‘Splendid Piece of Legislation’? – Virginia Mantouvalou

On 30 July 2018, the Government announced a review of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (MSA) to be led by Frank Field MP, Baroness Butler-Sloss, and Maria Miller MP. In the announcement, it was stated that modern slavery is a horrendous crime, causing harm that can be compared to homicide, and that it is very … Continue reading The UK Modern Slavery Act 2015: A ‘Splendid Piece of Legislation’? – Virginia Mantouvalou