Category Archives: International Law

World Water Day and the Human Right to Water: Knowledge is Power

To mark World Water Day on Friday, March 22, 2019, Northeastern Law School's Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy has released a new publication, The Human Right to Water: Using Freedom of Information Laws to Understand Rising Water….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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New Issue: Global Trade and Customs Journal

The latest issue of Global Trade and Customs Journal (Vol. 14, no. 4, 2019) is out. Contents include:Tracey Epps, Blake Carey, & Tess Upperton, Revolutionizing Global Supply Chains One Block at a Time: Growing International Trade with Blockchain: Are International Rules Up to the Task?Stefano Inama & Pramila Crivell, Convergence on the Calculation Methodology for Drafting Rules of Origin in FTAs Using the Ad Valorem CriterionAndrew Grainger, Jamie M. Rundle, & Saad Raafay Ahsen, Customs and Humanitarian LogisticsAlex Ansong, The WTO Appellate Body: Are There Any Viable Solutions? Martin Wolfgang Zankl, The Effects of CETA on the Continuous Implementation of the Precautionary Principle within the European Union.. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Boycotts, Strikes and the Freedom of Establishment: Case C-438/05

The Court of Justice has handed down its eagerly awaited judgment in Case C-438/05 International Transport Workers Federation & The Finnish Seamens Union v. Viking Line. The Court held that the threat of strike action by a trade union to….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Collective rights and union strategies in a digitalized world

Frank HendrickxOn 18 and 19 March 2019 the XVIIth  annual Conference in Commemoration of Professor Marco Biagi took place in Modena, Italy. The conference is an interdisciplinary classic in the study of comparative labour law, labour markets and industrial relations. It is organized by the Marco Biagi Foundation at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. The general theme of the conference was chosen to be the “collective dimensions of employment relations” with a look into organizational and regulatory challenges we are currently facing. I was honoured to preside one of the parallel sessions focusing on “Collective Rights and Trade Union Strategies in the Digital Age: Theoretical Foundations and Global Trends”.  Four interesting papers were presented. An analysis from employment to collective relations Antonio Aloisi (European University Institute, Florence, Italy) presented a paper on non-standard workers and collective rights,….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Connecticut Supreme Court Restores Dignity and Respect To Sandy Hook Parents

The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled that the Sandy Hook parents' lawsuit against gun manufacturers may proceed. The Court addressed the ability of the parents to sue manufacturers who have been granted essentially blanket immunity for companies that manufacture firearms, including….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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