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rights, how we can identify them, their relationship to legal rights, and the
role of philosophy in understanding them.
Published: Oct 17, 2013 3:37:58 PM
In the first ever case relating to HIV/AIDS discrimination in the workplace, I.B. v. Greece, the European Court of Human Rights held that the dismissal of an HIV-positive worker in response to workforce pressure violated human rights. The applicant was represented by the Co-Directors of the UCL Institute for Human Rights, Dr George Letsas and Dr Virginia Mantouvalou. More...
Published: Oct 4, 2013 11:47:20 AM
UCL Institute for Human Rights Co-Director, Dr Virginia Mantouvalou spoke at a House of Commons Panel Discussion on the new visa for overseas domestic workers, arguing that the visa regime, which ties overseas domestic workers to a particular employer, may be in breach of article 4 of the European Convention on Human Rights that prohibits slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour. More...
Published: May 14, 2013 5:13:07 PM
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Against Modern Slavery by Dr Virginia Mantouvalou
Wed, 26 Sep 2012 20:11:05 +0000
On Tuesday 25 September, US President Barack Obama gave a powerful talk on human trafficking, describing abuses of workers’ rights as modern slavery. Obama undertook the commitment to make this a matter of priority for his administration. ‘We see you’, he said. ‘We hear you. We insist on your dignity’. Setting workers’ rights at the [...]Read more...
Immigration rules for domestic workers: a step closer to slavery, by Dr Virginia Mantouvalou
Fri, 02 Mar 2012 14:06:04 +0000
On Wednesday 29 February the UK Government announced new immigration rules, governing, among other issues, the visas of migrant domestic workers accompanying foreign visitors and diplomats. The rules provide that a domestic worker accompanying a visitor can stay for no more than six months, cannot settle in the country, be accompanied by dependents or change [...]Read more...
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