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Amnesty: Qatar failing to deliver on promised migrant labor reforms
May 22, 2015
More than a year after Qatar's government promised reform for migrant workers, little to no improvement has been made, Amnesty International (AI) said Thursday. The government announced in November that the kafala sponsorship system, which currently limits the rights of foreign workers, is to be re....... [more]

The EU confronts the Ukraine crisis—carefully handling the double-edged sword of self-determination?
May 20, 2015
JURIST Guest Columnist Larry Eaker of the American University of Paris discusses the EU's position on the Ukraine Crisis ... "United in Diversity"—The Official EU Motto The sweeping expansion of the EU over the past 20 years has seemed to hit its limits—at least for the immediate futur....... [more]

Supreme Court rules on ERISA claim
May 18, 2015
The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday in Tibble v. Edison International that the timeliness of an Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) fiduciary duty claim over investments does not necessarily run from initial selection of investments. The fiduciaries in this case offered....... [more]

Missouri lawmakers approve 'right to work' bill
May 15, 2015
The Republican led Missouri General Assembly on Wednesday approved a "right to work" bill that would stop workers from being required to be part of a union or pay dues, but the bill did not garner enough votes to overcome a likely veto by Governor Jay Nixon. After a more than eight-hour filibuster....... [more]

Former US government employee charged with attempted cybercrime against US agency
May 10, 2015
A former US government employee with the Department of Energy and Nuclear Regulatory Commission was charged with a four count violation of federal law in connection with an attempted phishing scheme involving Department of Energy employee emails. Charles Harvey Eccleston, aged 62, was charged two we....... [more]

DC reproductive health non-discrimination law to take effect despite House opposition
May 2, 2015
A new Washington, DC, law that prohibits employers from discriminating against workers on the basis of their reproductive decisions will take effect on Saturday despite a Thursday House vote to strike down the law. The late vote by the divided US House of Representatives this week marks the first ti....... [more]

UN Women introduces policy agenda for gender equality
May 1, 2015
UN Women on Monday released Progress of the World's Women 2015-2016: Transforming Economies, Realizing Rights, the gender-equality organization's flagship report on the status of women around the world. The report "proposes a comprehensive agenda for key policy actors, including gender equality adv....... [more]

Supreme Court rules on EEOC conciliation duty
April 29, 2015
The US Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that courts have authority to review whether the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has fulfilled its duty under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to attempt conciliation. Additionally, the court ruled that the appropriate scope of judicial....... [more]

Supreme Court to rule in standing, labor law cases
April 27, 2015
The US Supreme Court granted certiorari in two cases on Monday. In Spokeo v. Robins, the court is asked to determine whether Congress may confer Article III standing upon a plaintiff who suffers no concrete harm and who therefore could not otherwise invoke the jurisdiction of a federal court, by au....... [more]

Amnesty: Boko Haram has abducted at least 2,000 women since 2014
April 15, 2015
Boko Haram has abducted at least 2,000 women and girls in Nigeria since the start of 2014, Amnesty International (AI) said Monday in a new report detailing the extreme violence and crimes against humanity committed by the group. The 90-page report is entitled: "'Our job is to Shoot, Slaughter and Ki....... [more]

HRW: Israel settlement farmers violating international child labor laws
April 13, 2015
Israeli settlement farmers in the occupied West Bank are using Palestinian child laborers in dangerous conditions in violation of international laws, Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported Monday. The report states that hundreds of Palestinian children, some as young as 11 years old, are working on the f....... [more]




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