Posts in Precarious Work
French case shows trafficking charges can be used for ‘labour exploitation’ cases, not just cases of sex slavery or domestic slavery

The case marks an extension of the application of the law of trafficking.  "Usually, the conviction for "trafficking in human beings " is linked to procuring or domestic slavery. To my knowledge, this is the first time that the court recognizes in a context of collective work in a company that employees have been subjected to human trafficking" , said Maxime Cessieux, the lawyer of the CGT and employees.

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Regulating informal work in developing countries

How can regulation result in fair wages and ensure human rights in developing countries? Monash Business School's Shelley Marshall explores this issue in her recently-released research. Shelley Marshal is a lecturer and academic at Monash Business School, specialising in labour law, development, corporate governance and accountability at Monash Business School.

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Dr Marshall's New Book - Labour Regulation and Development: Socio-Legal Perspectives

This book is an exploration of arguments about the economic and social effects of the regulation of labour, and whether it is likely to be helpful or harmful to development. Authored by contributors from a variety of fields, primarily legal as well as development studies, economics and regulatory studies, the book presents both empirical and theoretical analyses of the issues. With authors from several continents, this collection is unique in that it focuses on labour regulation in poor and middle-income countries rather than industrialized ones, therefore making it a significant contribution to the field.

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Why We Need a New International Labour Law

The peak governing body of the United Nation’s labour arm is currently sitting. This year it is charged with addressing the impact of supply chains on labour conditions. So far, however, it appears likely that the International Labour Organisation will continue to tinker at the edges of the problem when what is required is a bold new initiative to address inequality and promote a global living wage.

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