UCL Faculty of Laws


Celebrating the publication of 'The Right to Work' at UCL Laws

23 March 2015

The Right to Work: Legal and Philosophical Perspectives, a new collection of essays edited by Dr Virginia Mantouvalou, was officially launched at a special event at UCL Laws last week

The Right to Work

Joining an invited audience of academic colleagues, legal practitioners and members of the NGO community who support workers’ rights and equality, UCL Laws Honorary Professor John Hendy QC introduced the new book before an evening reception.

The book originated from a workshop on the Right to Work at UCL Laws in 2012, which brought together scholars from across the globe to explore the value of work in contemporary society, both in terms of income and goods, but also in the relation to the generation of well-being and a sense of belonging in society as a whole.

The Right to Work: Legal and Philosophical Perspectives is part of an on-going research project by Dr Mantouvalou and the UCL Institute of Human Rights on workers’ rights as human rights.

Dr Mantouvalou’s most recent project, which explores the impact of the Overseas Domestic Worker visa regime and the rights of migrant domestic workers in the UK, was recently the focus of an article in the Guardian ahead of a Parliamentary debate on the Modern Slavery Bill.

Find out more about The Right to Work on the Hart Publishing website