The Road to Nursing

When I reflect on the theme for World Health Day 2020, I realise how far nurses and midwives have come in the past 50 years.…


The Facebook Oversight Board as Operational-Level Grievance Mechanism

Should Facebook users be treated equally? In late 2018, Mark Zuckerberg announced the creation of the Facebook Oversight Board (FOB), a purportedly independent global body that would adjudicate hard cases of content moderation on the platform.…


Lecturing in Lockdown: advice from our Higher Education Panel

Many of us are discovering that working at home for a long stretch can be difficult. Staying productive and motivated is a challenge, and it is not always easy to find a routine to keep things running smoothly.


‘Access to Remedy in Global Supply Chains’ – Challenges , opportunities and future pathways

amfori is a global business association bringing together over 2,400 retailers, brands and associations from more than 40 countries. Our membership contains organizations of all sizes and sectors with a combined turnover of more than one trillion euros.…


Social gradients in ADHD medication: diagnosis or symptom?

The RCPsych Article of the Month for March is from BJPsych Open and is entitled ‘Social gradients in the receipt of medication for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in children and young people in Sheffield’ by Samuel Nunn.


Experimental Results in Artificial Intelligence as a way to share experiences in pattern identification automatic decisions making

In recent years, a progressive development of Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems for Decision Support Systems (DSS) has taken place in the field of service and resource management.…


Inequality of Arms, Power & Remedy: The case for diverse and input-based dispute management systems

In the context of corporate accountability and remedy, the inequality of arms is an oft-cited concern. A corporate opponent is likely to have more financial resources, organization and access to relevant information in the pursuit and course of conflict resolution.…


Registering loss and exposure to harm: the role of operational-level grievance mechanisms

Individuals, workers, communities, are all exposed to harm, and yet they are on the periphery of transnational regulation, even when they are its critical object.…


States and non-State-based grievance mechanisms

In recent years, there has been a considerable increase in attention paid to the benefits and pitfalls of using non-State-based grievance mechanisms as an avenue to seek remedy for business-related human rights abuse.  Recent reports on operational-level grievance mechanisms (e.g., the 2019 International Commission of Jurists report) evidence this, though there have also been a number of recent initiatives focusing on other types of non-State-based grievance mechanisms, such as those of multi-stakeholder initiatives or development finance institutions.  At the United Nations level, the leading effort aimed at enhancing the effectiveness of such mechanisms is through the third phase of the Accountability and Remedy Project (ARP III) of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).…


Companies need to change their business model if they are serious about providing remediation for their adverse human right impacts

There is a good deal of discussion these days about a change of paradigm in the prevailing business model of most companies.…


Q&A with Wearable Technologies Associate Editor: Panos Artemiadis

Associate Professor Panos Artemiadis, University of Delaware, Newark DE, answers our questions about his work and Cambridge University Press’s new journal Wearable Technologies.


CEH Prize winning article ‘The Scramble for Africa reloaded? Portugal, European colonial claims and the distribution of colonies in the 1930s’

The editors of Contemporary European History are delighted to announce the results of the 2019 CEH Prize, which was set up to encourage, recognize and promote high-quality research among postgraduate and early career scholars.…