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Celine Hocquet

Biography Dr. Céline Hocquet is a Research Fellow in Labour Exploitation and Human Rights at BIICL. Céline holds a PhD in law (Birmingham), a Master's in European Public Comparative Law (Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne), a BA in Applied Languages (Strasbourg), and an LLB (Lille). Her main research interests include international and EU Human Rights law, migration, and refugee law/policy. Her PhD focused on EU externalisation policies following the 2015 'refugee crisis', particularly the use of…

Human Rights and IHL+1

Georgia Greville

Biography Georgia Greville joined BIICL as Researcher in Labour Exploitation and Human Rights at BIICL in January 2022. She first joined BIICL as a volunteer researcher, part of the MOU with Melbourne Law School in 2021. Previously, Georgia has worked as a researcher at the Supreme Court of Victoria, Australia, and as a research assistant in public international law, specialising in business and human rights issues and international labour law. She has also completed internships with several…

Human Rights and IHL+2

Jean-Pierre Gauci

Biography Dr. Jean-Pierre Gauci is Senior Research Fellow in Public International Law and Director of Teaching and Training at BIICL. Recruited in 2014 as a research coordinator for the British Influences on International Law Project, his role was extended to that of research fellow in August 2015 and associate senior research fellow in 2017. Jean-Pierre holds a PhD in Law from King's College London; a Doctor of Laws and Magister Juris in International Law from the University of Malta. Beyond…

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Rosana Garciandia

Biography Dr Rosana Garciandia is Research Leader in Labour Exploitation and Human Rights at BIICL. She conducts research on the international law response to human rights challenges, including labour exploitation and all contemporary forms of slavery. Her focus is on the responsibility of States and businesses, and on the potential of existing human rights mechanisms to protect victims from abuses. Rosana is also a Lecturer in Public International Law at King's College London and Associate…

Human Rights and IHL+3

Sara Al Khashlok

Biography Sara Al Khashlok, a researcher in Labour Exploitation and Human Rights, joined BIICL in 2024. She holds an MSc in International Migration and Public Policy from the London School of Economics (LSE) and an LLB from King's College London. Her past research has focused on examining the efficacy of legal frameworks in protecting the rights of marginalized communities, particularly in conflict zones. Her master's thesis explored the failure of Iraq's anti-discrimination laws and policies…

Human Rights and IHL+2

Short Course: International Labour Law

TRAINING Short Course: International Labour Law Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Course Outline Labour Law is a constantly evolving field of law and one which has a direct impact on governments, businesses, civil society organisations and workers. It influences the way in which governments design…

Business and Human Rights+4

Short Course: International Refugee and Migration Law (Online Participation)

EVENTS Short Course: International Refugee and Migration Law (Online Participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Course Outline This course offers a unique overview of International Migration and Refugee Law, linking theory and practice to allow participants to gain a meaningful understanding…

Human Rights and IHL+3

Short Course: International Migration and Refugee Law (Hybrid)

TRAINING Short Course: International Migration and Refugee Law (Hybrid) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Course Outline This course offers a unique overview of International Migration and Refugee Law, linking theory and practice to allow participants to gain a meaningful understanding of the…

Human Rights and IHL+3

Short Course: Children’s Rights: Current Challenges in a Global Perspective (In Person Participation)

EVENTS Short Course: Children's Rights: Current Challenges in a Global Perspective (In Person Participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Course Details This course explores current challenges to children's human rights, examining to what extent existing international and regional legal frameworks…

Climate Change+5

Short Course: Children's Rights: Current Challenges in a Global Perspective (Online Participation)

EVENTS Short Course: Children's Rights: Current Challenges in a Global Perspective (Online Participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Course Details This course explores current challenges to children's human rights, examining to what extent existing international and regional legal frameworks…

Climate Change+5

Short Course: Children’s Rights: Current Challenges in a Global Perspective (Hybrid)

TRAINING Short Course: Children's Rights: Current Challenges in a Global Perspective (Hybrid) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Course Details This course explores current challenges to children's human rights, examining to what extent existing international and regional legal frameworks offer…

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Combatting Forced Labor in Cuban Medical Missions

Around 400,000 Cuban healthcare professionals are estimated to have been sent abroad to provide medical assistance during short-term health crises, natural disasters, and more recently, the COVID-19 pandemic (Granma, 2020), as part of the Cuban government's Foreign Medical Missions (CFMM) programme. Since its inception in 1962, the programme, which has been described as "a global exercise in soft power", has placed medical professionals in over 164 countries across Latin America and the…

Human Rights and IHL+1

New Report examines Modern Slavery Referrals in the UK

Report examines the identification of adults with lived experience of modern slavery in the UK  Today BIICL publishes the report of its project Identification of adults with lived experience of modern slavery in the UK  which examines the formal procedure for identifying adults with lived experience of modern slavery in the United Kingdom. The research focuses on three main areas: 1) identification related training provided to First Responder Organisations, 2) qualitative and…

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Identification of adults with lived experience of modern slavery in the UK

This report outlines the findings of a project that examined the formal procedure for identifying adults with lived experience of modern slavery in the United Kingdom  The report focuses on three main areas: 1) identification related training provided to First Responder Organisations; 2) qualitative and quantitative data related to the National Referral Mechanism and 3) qualitative and quantitative data related to the Duty to Notify. In particular, the project undertook a first-of-its…

Labour Rights+1

Attracting Global Skills and Talents to EU’s cities and regions

European Union (EU) member States have diverse qualifications and education systems, which are a primary competence of member States. Understanding those systems and the factors that contribute to the effective recognition of qualifications of migrants is an important first step to identifying strategies to more effectively connect the needs of European economies and the set of skills that migrant workers have to offer. EU institutions acknowledge the potential of these systems to attract…

European Law+2

Human rights in global supply chains: Measuring the effectiveness of home state regulatory models on corporate behaviour

This project is funded by the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)'s Arts and Humanity Research Council (AHRC) in collaboration with the German Research Foundation (DFG) as part of its UK-German research partnership investment. Since the adoption of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) in 2011, various national legislative developments are being aimed at turning the voluntary UNGPs into binding legal obligations for corporate human rights impacts within global supply…

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Short Course: International Labour Law

Short Course: International Labour Law Share LinksCourse Outline Labour Law is a constantly evolving field of law and one which has a direct impact on governments, businesses, civil society organisations and workers. It influences the way in which governments design and enforce their labour laws and policies. It also establishes standards which are relevant for businesses, and it provides workers and workers' associations with mechanisms for protection. This course is designed…

Labour Rights

Short Course: International Labour Law

TRAINING Short Course: International Labour Law Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location     Course Outline International Labour Law is a constantly evolving field of law and one which has a direct impact on governments, businesses, civil society organisations and workers. It influences the way in which…

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New BIICL study examines ways to recognise qualifications across EU

BIICL has been commissioned by the European Committee of the Regions to undertake a research study entitled Attracting Global Skills and Talents to EU's cities and regions. The study will explore current practices across the European Union to facilitate the recognition of qualifications and skills of third-country nationals. The European Union's strategic approach to legal migration has, as one of its key elements, the facilitation of the recognition of qualifications and skills of third-country…

European Law+2

Attracting Global Skills and Talents to EU's cities and regions

The European Union's strategic approach to legal migration has, as one of its key elements, the facilitation of the recognition of qualifications and skills of third-country nationals. One of the challenges in such facilitation comes from the fact that EU member States have diverse qualifications and education systems, which are a primary competence of the Member States. BIICL has been commissioned by the European Committee of the Regions to undertake a research study aimed…

European Law+2

Reporting and Disclosure Obligations for Companies

Legislation in the European Union and many other jurisdictions is increasingly targeting corporate entities and creating new reporting and disclosure obligations in relation to the environmental, social and human rights impacts of companies' activities. In partnership with MadeBy, BIICL is undertaking a project to map the reporting and disclosure obligations for companies arising from sixteen instruments identified as key developments in the environmental and social sustainability…

Business and Human Rights+2

Call for Papers: Vulnerability in and Across International Law

Edited Volume and Workshop: Call for Papers The notion of vulnerability is a feature across a range of areas of international and domestic law. Individuals, groups, communities, geographies, resources and some States are increasingly described as 'vulnerable'. In many areas of law (including to a large degree, human rights), vulnerability is 'group-based' - in that particular groups are assumed to be vulnerable - and this group-based approach has been the basis of much of the existing (legal)…

Business and Human Rights+2

The Cuban tourism sector: mitigating the risk of labour exploitation in a holiday paradise...

Have you ever been to Cuba and enjoyed the hospitality and warmth of its people? If you have, you may have stayed in a European hotel branch in Havana or enjoyed the pleasures of the island in a foreign cruise, now that the presence of multinational corporations is part of the Cuban economic landscape. What you may be less aware of is the risk of labour exploitation associated with the tourism and hospitality sector in the island. Some of the waiters or kitchen personnel in those hotels, or…

Business and Human Rights+2

HRDD Forum: Forced Labour Import Ban Developments

EVENTS HRDD Forum: Forced Labour Import Ban Developments Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location     Event Details In September 2022, the EU Commission proposed a regulation to ban from the EU market products that were produced with forced labour. US customs authorities had already been implementing import…

Business and Human Rights+2

Impacts of a lack of legal advice on adults with lived experience of modern slavery

New research led by BIICL found that the system providing legal advice to modern slavery survivors is inadmissible, disengaging, piecemeal, and significantly under-resourced.  This has a profound impact on survivors and in areas much wider than previously understood, with much of legal advice provided by providers narrowly focused on trafficking, whereas survivors also need support in other areas, from the recognition as victims, immigration or criminal proceedings, to less talked about…

Labour Rights+2

Short Course: International Labour Law

EVENTS Short Course: International Labour Law Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Course Details International Labour Law is a constantly evolving field of law and one which has a direct impact on governments, businesses, civil society organisations and workers. It influences the way in which governments…

Business and Human Rights+3

A model law with the key elements for an EU Regulation to prohibit the import and export of products made or transported with forced labour

This research was commissioned by Anti-Slavery International, the European Center for Constitutional Human Rights (ECCHR) and the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament. The legal analysis and drafting were conducted by Dr Irene Pietropaoli, Lise Smit, and Dr Julinda Beqiraj, of BIICL. The legal analysis and drafting were co-funded by the Greens/EFA Group and Freedom Fund. In September 2022, the European Commission published a Proposal for a Regulation on prohibiting products made with…

Business and Human Rights+2

Human rights responsibilities of multinational enterprises and States in the Cuban tourism sector

The tourism and hospitality sector has been key to the development of the Cuban economy for decades. It is one of the essential economic pillars in the Cuban system, and one where foreign multinational corporations operate in partnership with State-owned companies to provide their services. As in many other geographical contexts, the Cuban tourism and hospitality sector has been associated with risks of labour exploitation, discrimination, and other human rights concerns. This report…

Business and Human Rights+3

Platform for Organising by Workers for Empowerment and Recognition (GLP-POWER)

BIICL is delighted to be joining forces with Solidar Suisse and Pragya in a project aimed to assess and promote new and innovative modes of organising for marginalized informal/precarious workers in Asia. GLP-Power seeks to enhance workers' agency and effective bargaining, increase the visibility of workers' causes, and support regional solidarity and inclusion while overcoming the impediments and restricted democratic space in their environments. Project - Tags The…

Human Rights and IHL+2

Human Rights Responsibilities of Multi-National Enterprises Working in the Tourism and Hospitality Sector in Cuba

Companies, including foreign companies, operating in the tourism and hospitality sector in Cuba have the responsibility to respect the human rights of workers. This includes the duty to set up policies and due diligence processes to assess the risk of labour exploitation in their supply chains, to identify exploitation cases, and to take steps to ensure access to remedy for those workers whose rights may have been abused. States where those companies are domiciled also have obligations…

Business and Human Rights+3
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