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The eclipse of the rule of law: Trade union rights and the EU

20 January 2016

In a new briefing from the Institute of Employment Rights, Professor Keith Ewing and John Hendy QC examine how there is a "severe tension at the heart of the neo-liberal project", which leads to international law being eclipsed by corporate interests.

"There is a compelling ideological desire to redesign the function of trade unions (as service rather than regulatory bodies), and a compelling desire to reduce the size of the State (and with it the points of resistance to this ambition).

Charging Fees in Employment Tribunals

6 March 2012

IER's response to the Ministry of Justice Consultation Document on Charging Fees in Employment Tribunals

Our Work


Our aim is to provide a wide variety of high quality publications which we hope will stimulate debate and analysis about employment law policies and legal developments in industrial relations.The work is commissioned on a voluntary basis and reflects the views of the authors.


As well as producing booklets by individual authors, the Institute also organises collective research projects. These involve bringing together groups of experts into Working Groups to develop ideas around specific issues. The end result is usually a larger publication involving a number of different contributors.

IER Response to Law Commission's Consultation Paper

November 2010

Read the Institute’s Response to the Law Commission’s Consultation Paper on Criminal Liability in Regulatory Contexts.

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