- Brasil: Dilma Silva, do Mov. dos Atingidos por Barragens, seu marido e amigo são brutalmente assassinados; liderança era atingida pela hidrelétrica de Tucuruí no Pará"O que se sabe sobre a morte de Dilma Silva, do MAB, e outras duas pessoas no Pará-Além dela, foram assassinados na quinta (21) o marido, Claudionor Costa da Silva, e Hilton Lopes, amigo do casal", 24 de Março de 2019 [Em 22 de marco]...a Polícia Civil registrou um triplo homicídio ocorrido na zona rural […]
- Plainte en France contre Tereos accusée d’avoir continué à livrer du sorbitol en Syrie utilisé comme propulseur d'engins explosifs par l’Etat islamique ; avec les réactions de l’entreprise« Plainte au parquet antiterroriste contre le sucrier français Tereos », 20 mars 2019 Le géant français du sucre Tereos est visé par une plainte pour « actes de terrorisme et complicité d'actes de terrorisme » auprès du parquet antiterroriste de Paris. Plusieurs partenaires de la coopérative sucrière française accusent la direction du groupe d'avoir continué à livrer […]
- 企业法律责任年度简报 - 2019世界上的工作正在改变，律师可以发挥重要的作用影响其走向。运用智能手机技术的新商业模式的崛起以及公司降低劳动力成本的一贯要求使得工作变得更加不稳定，临时性和非正规的工作越来越多。然而，这种趋势在法庭日益受到挑战，工人们对他们的雇主发起诉讼，指控雇主企图错误地把他们界定为独立承包人（independent contractors），从而否定他们的基本劳动权利和理应享有的保护。 越来越多的非传统工人想通过法院维护自身权益；工人们对雇主提起诉讼，要求他们处理申诉和改善工作条件。全球多个法域的此类诉讼提供了通过判例法确立新的雇佣标准的契机。法庭在澄清、解释和界定新的劳动关系，批判性地检验该领域的法律规范，以及推动政府修订和弥补现有立法的不足等方面发挥着日益重要的作用。 对工人而言，2018年是成功与失败并存的一年。正如报告和附录中的案件简介所述，全世界的法院援引了不同的标准，就工人是否被公司错误地界定得出了不同的结论。
- Ежегодный брифинг по корпоративной правовой подотчетности - 2019Мир трудовых отношений меняется, и юристы играют ключевую роль в формировании его будущего. Появление новых бизнес-моделей, использующих технологии смартфонов, наряду с привычным стремлением компаний удерживать расходы на рабочую силу на низком уровне делают наемный труд более нестабильным, придавая временный и нерегулярный характер. Однако все чаще это стало оспариваться в судах: работники подают иски против своих […]
- Nouveau Bulletin annuel sur la responsabilité juridique des entreprises 2019
- New Annual Briefing on legal accountability: The Future of Work: Litigating Labour Relationships in the Gig Economy
- Informe Anual de Responsabilidad Legal Empresarial - El futuro del trabajo: Litigando las nuevas relaciones laboralesEl mundo del trabajo está cambiando y los abogados y abogadas tienen un papel clave que desempeñar a la hora de construir su futuro. El auge de nuevos modelos de negocio que utilizan la tecnología de los teléfonos inteligentes, unido alatendencia habitual de las empresas de mantener unos costos laborales bajos, se combinan para que […]
- Corporate Legal Accountability Annual Briefing - The Future of Work: Litigating Labour Relationships in the Gig EconomyThe world of work is changing, and lawyers have a key role to play in shaping its future. The rise of new business models using smartphone technology, along with companies’ habitual drive to keep labour costs low, are combining to make work more precarious, temporary and irregular. However, this is increasingly being challenged in the […]
- Sasol denies allegations of intentionally polluting river"Response to Sasol intentionally polluting the Vaal River" Sasol categorically refutes any allegation that we have intentionally polluted (or continue to pollute) the Vaal River, or any other water source. Sasol fully appreciates that any such actions would not only be irresponsible, but constitute offences and invoke serious criminal and administrative sanctions under the suite […]
- Bulletin Annuel sur la Responsabilité Juridique des Entreprises - L'avenir du travail : Les relations de travail à l'ère de l'économie collaborative devant les tribunauxLe monde du travail est en pleine mutation et les avocats ont un grand rôle à jouer quant à son évolution future. L’émergence de nouveaux modèles économiques basés sur la technologie des smartphones ainsi que les tentatives habituelles des entreprises visant à maintenir de faibles coûts de main-d’œuvre concourent à rendre l’emploi plus précaire, temporaire […]
Second Referendum is our only hope
The Election failed to show us any way forward.We are now in a worse situation.
We have to reconsider our situation and ask the public to reconsider their situation NOW before we negotiate with the EU
We need to have another referendum.
We also need to state on the voting document
If we vote out it will make us poorer.
If we vote in our economy will be better
- Items proposed for consideration at the next meeting of Dispute Settlement BodyThe WTO Secretariat has circulated a meeting notice and list of items proposed for the next meeting, on 26 March 2019, of the Dispute Settlement Body, which consists of all WTO members and oversees legal disputes among them. The meeting notice is circulated in the form of a document officially called an “airgram”.
- Guatemala initiates WTO dispute complaint against Indian sugar subsidiesGuatemala has requested WTO dispute consultations with India regarding domestic support measures and alleged export subsidies provided by India to producers of sugarcane and sugar. The request was circulated to WTO members on 25 March.
- DDG Wolff welcomes South Sudan’s bid for WTO membershipDeputy Director-General Alan Wolff on 21 March welcomed South Sudan’s bid to join the WTO, saying it was a “timely reminder” of the fundamental benefit of the multilateral trading system. DDG Wolff spoke at the panel on “Trade For Peace Through WTO Accession,” which took place on the margins of the first meeting of the […]
- DG Azevêdo in Brazil: Open trade policies are vital to boost competitivenessWTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo visited São Paulo, Brazil, between 18 and 21 March, where he took part in a number of events to discuss the importance of open trade policies and a strong rules-based trading system to promote the competitiveness of the Brazilian economy. These events included the launch of the “O Brasil Quer Mais” […]
- DDG Wolff: A crisis properly managed can lead to a positive outcomeSpeaking at the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum in London on 20 March, Deputy Director-General Alan Wolff said the WTO is facing enormous challenges but that past crises have spurred initiatives that eventually strengthened the global trading system. “A crisis properly managed can lead to a positive outcome,” he declared. The text of DDG […]
- Russia launches two safeguard investigations: on microwave ovens and on welded tubes of stainless steelOn 19 March 2019, the Russian Federation notified the WTO’s Committee on Safeguards that it initiated two safeguard investigations: (a) one on microwave ovens imported into the customs territory of the Eurasian Economic Union, initiated on 1 March 2019 and (b) the other on imports of welded tubes of stainless steel imported into the customs […]
- Trade Policy Review: East African Community (EAC)The third review of the trade policies and practices of Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda takes place on 20 and 22 March 2019. The basis for the review is a report by the WTO Secretariat and a report by the Governments of Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.
- Registration opens for delayed broadcast of arbitration hearing in US-EU aircraft disputeAt the request of the European Union and the United States in the dispute European Communities and Certain Member States — Measures Affecting Trade in Large Civil Aircraft (Recourse to Article 22.6 of the DSU by the European Union) (DS316), the Arbitrator has agreed to present an audio recording of the non-confidential portions of the […]
- Agriculture Committee’s working group process moving full steam ahead, 5 working groups report backAt the meeting of the Committee on Agriculture in special session (CoA SS) convened on 14th March, WTO members heard back from five working groups set up earlier this year to intensify and deepen discussions on specific issues under the agriculture negotiations umbrella. Saying that the new process was now “moving full steam ahead”, the […]
- Japan offers JPY 26 million to strengthen negotiating capacity of poorest membersThe government of Japan is contributing JPY 26 million (approximately CHF 231,000) to the WTO’s Doha Development Agenda Global Trust Fund (DDAGTF) in 2019 to help developing countries and least-developed countries (LDCs) improve their participation in global trade negotiations.
- Unclear what happens if the Brexit deal is voted down next weekAppearing on BBC News on 21 March, Open Europe's Aarti Shankar discusses the week ahead in Brexit with People's Vote campaigner Tom Baldwin.The post Unclear what happens if the Brexit deal is voted down next week appeared first on Open Europe.
- Facebook Live with Open Europe’s Henry Newman and Anand Menon from The UK in a Changing EuropeJoin Open Europe's Henry Newman and Anand Menon, Director of The UK in a Changing Europe, for a live Brexit discussion on 27 March. The post Facebook Live with Open Europe’s Henry Newman and Anand Menon from The UK in a Changing Europe appeared first on Open Europe.
- Clearing up confusion about Article 50 extension and No Deal as the “legal default”Some commentators have suggested that the UK leaving the EU on the 29th March without a deal remains the “legal default,” even if the EU27 agree to grant an extension. As Open Europe’s Dominic Walsh points out, this is incorrect: if an extension is granted, the 29th March deadline will no longer apply.The post Clearing […]
- Updated: Under which conditions would the EU27 agree to an Article 50 extension?In an updated country-by-country guide following the UK Parliament voting for the Government to request an Article 50 extension, Open Europe's Anna Nadibaidze looks at possible reasons for which the EU27 would agree to a Brexit delay.The post Updated: Under which conditions would the EU27 agree to an Article 50 extension? appeared first on Open […]
- EU27 will demand clarity for Article 50 extensionOpen Europe's Anna Nadibaidze spoke to TRT World News about the European reactions to the second defeat of the Brexit deal in the UK Parliament on 13 March.The post EU27 will demand clarity for Article 50 extension appeared first on Open Europe.
- We need more flexibility to avoid a No DealSpeaking to Al Jazeera English on 13 March, Open Europe's Pieter Cleppe assesses the next steps in the Brexit process.The post We need more flexibility to avoid a No Deal appeared first on Open Europe.
- A third meaningful vote is likelyAppearing on BBC Two's Victoria Derbyshire Show, Open Europe Director Henry Newman discusses the defeat of the Government's deal on March 12 and what might happen next. The post A third meaningful vote is likely appeared first on Open Europe.
- Is the Brexit deal now ‘dead’?Open Europe's Henry Newman discusses the results of the second 'meaningful vote' on BBC News on 12 March.The post Is the Brexit deal now ‘dead’? appeared first on Open Europe.
- Under which conditions would the EU27 agree to an Article 50 extension?In a country-by-country guide, Open Europe's Anna Nadibaidze looks at possible reasons for which the EU27 would agree to a Brexit delay.The post Under which conditions would the EU27 agree to an Article 50 extension? appeared first on Open Europe.
- What changes has the Attorney General proposed to the backstop?Open Europe's Aarti Shankar examines what new ideas the UK has tested in renegotiations on the backstop.The post What changes has the Attorney General proposed to the backstop? appeared first on Open Europe.