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Call for Papers: Durham Annual PGR Law Conference ‘Defending Individual Rights’

(2 Mar 2017) » More about Call for Papers: Durham Annual PGR Law Conference ‘Defending Individual Rights’


Helen Fenwick addresses Kosovo Parliament

(30 Dec 2016) » More about Helen Fenwick addresses Kosovo Parliament


New on Durham Law: Policy Engagement (DLPE): Unacceptable Forms of Work

A new theme has been added to the Durham Law School’s policy portal, Durham Law: Policy Engagement (DLPE). The new pages explore the work of Dr Deirdre McCann on the legal regulation of Unacceptable Forms of Work (UFW). See further here.

Dr McCann’s research investigates how to improve work performed “in conditions that deny fundamental principles and rights at work, put at risk the lives, health, freedom, human dignity and security of workers or keep households in conditions of extreme poverty” (UN International Labour Organization).

The new pages highlight a new Multidimensional Model of UFW and include briefing documents and videos on the project.

For other legal and policy reforms that have resulted from DLS research - in the UK and around the world – see here.

(7 Sep 2015)


Dr Deirdre McCann organizes Global Dialogue on Unacceptable Forms of Work in Durham and Geneva

On 6-8th July, Dr Deirdre McCann organised a Global Dialogue at the United Nations in Geneva and the University of Durham. The Dialogue brought together policy-makers and researchers from across the world to consider how to eliminate ‘unacceptable forms of work’ (UFW)

(21 Jul 2015) » More about Global Dialogue on Unacceptable Forms of Work in Durham and Geneva


Durham Law School co-hosts high-level conference on the future of labour regulation at the United Nations in Geneva

The Regulating for Decent Work Conference, held on 8-10 July at the International Labour Office in Geneva, debated the future of labour regulation in the post-crisis era. The Conference was co-hosted by Durham Law School together with the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO) and other international academic institutions.

(21 Jul 2015) » More about Durham Law School co-hosts high-level conference on the future of labour regulation at the United Nations in Geneva


Global Dialogue: Unacceptable Forms of Work

In July 2015, a Global Dialogue will bring together policy-actors and researchers from across the world who are engaged in efforts to tackle UFW.

(22 Jun 2015) » More about Global Dialogue: Unacceptable Forms of Work


Durham Human Rights Centre celebrates 800th anniversary of Magna Carta

On Monday 15th June, the Human Rights Centre marked the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta.

 

The Centre invited students and staff to visit Magna Carta and the Changing Face of Revolt in Palace Green library https://www.dur.ac.uk/palace.green/magnacarta/ to view the only surviving 1216 issue of the Charter.

(17 Jun 2015) » More about Durham Human Rights Centre celebrates 800th anniversary of Magna Carta