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School of Law

CCLS Faculty Seminars

The CCLS Faculty Seminars are an opportunity for our staff and research students to present their current research to their peers.

Convenor: Professor Garry Gabison

Term 2 seminars

24 February 2021 - "Non-payment of wages of migrant workers: how Covid-19 has exacerbated gaps in the global governance of labour migration"

The crisis unleashed by Covid-19 has profoundly impacted the world of work. Many workers continue to lose their jobs and for those who keep working, there remain insufficient safety measures in place. Many precarious migrant workers are employed in particularly affected sectors where they have been subjected to grave human and labour rights violations for a long time. However, the pandemic has further exposed and exacerbated the exploitation of migrant workers, and, in particular, the non-/underpayment of wages for work that has been carried out, has been intensified. Despite the efforts made in recent years at the global level to arrive at a common framework to regulate international labour migration in accordance with international human and labour rights standards, little progress has been achieved on the issue of wage theft. This paper uses a global governance lens to inquire into the reasons for this by analysing the obstacles and opportunities for the settlement of outstanding wage claims for work carried out, and examining whether the Covid-19 experience will finally provide the incentive to create mechanisms to address wage theft, as is being called for in a concerted campaign by civil society.

3 March 2021 - “Upload Filters and Platform Liability: A Field Day for System Theorists”

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10 March 2021 - “EU Cross-Border Commercial Mediation: some surprising themes from my recently published book and a few highlights and lowlights of conducting empirical research.”

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31 March 2021 - “A Network Perspective on the Law of Organised Crime: A Case Study of England and Wales”

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