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28 April 2016

The Trade Union Bill was returned to the House of Commons yesterday, where MPs voted on Conservative amendments to the Bill, which had been softened by the Lords.

26 April 2016

The Conservative Party has today released amendments to the Trade Union Bill that intend to reverse changes made by the Lords, including reintroducing a clause that would allow the Secretary of State to centrally control facility time in the public sector.

25 April 2016

A Freedom of Information Access (FOIA) request by Global Justice Now has revealed the UK only secured one risk assessment with regards to the introduction of special investor courts as part of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), and it found there was far more risk than benefit to the move.

Promoted Publication

Access to Justice: Exposing the Myths

By Andrew Moretta

Access to Justice: Exposing the Myths

In the second of IER’s series of Mythbusters, Andrew Moretta considers the many myths surrounding access to justice.

Upcoming Conferences and Events

Human Rights vs. Bill of Rights: What's in it for workers?: Liverpool

19/05/2016 09:30

Thursday 19 May 2016

A one-day conference
Conference Suite, NW Unite the Union, Liverpool

In 2014 the Conservatives announced they would scrap the Human Rights Act, withdraw from the European Convention on Human Rights and introduce a new British Bill of Rights. More recently, Government chatter has focused on upgrading the Supreme Court into a “constitutional court” empowered to overrule EU laws, thereby ‘repatriating ’ rights back to the UK.