Latest from WIEGO's Law Programme
This edition of Law & Informality Insights describes WIEGO’s strategies to articulate the working conditions of waste pickers as human rights violations and to draw to this the attention of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), the highest forum on human rights protection in the Americas.
Law & Informality Highlights - May 2023
This edition highlights the screening of the documentary "Lxs Rifadxs de la Basura" at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. It also covers efforts to amplify the voices of homeworkers in the EU Directive on Corporate Sustainability and reflects on a workshop evaluating the implementation of the ILO Convention on Decent Work for Domestic Workers in Tanzania.
This edition reflects on how waste pickers have won several legal actions in Latin America over the past two decades, using three examples that illustrate the types of claims and decisions that helped protect waste picker livelihoods in the region.
Law & Informality Insights - September 2022
Law & Informality Insights - March 2022
Applying insights from critical legal studies, this issue of Law and Informality Insights explores how informal workers use the law to resolve their disputes with local authorities. Through the author’s personal reflection, the brief explores how we as lawyers can engage in social movement lawyering to advance and realize the rights of informal workers on their own terms.
Law & Informality Insights - August 2021
This edition of Law and Informality Insights analyzes the implications for informal workers of the recent African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights’ advisory opinion, which was delivered in response to a continental challenge against vagrancy laws.