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Project description

Our research on Decent Work Regulation has covered Unacceptable Forms of Work, Decent Work Regulation in Africa and Labour/Data Justice. The significance of this issue is highlighted by the inclusion of Decent Work in the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Primary participants

Professor Deirdre McCann Professor of Law and Policy
Karina Patricio Ferreira Lima Doctoral Researcher, part-time tutor and Modern Law Review Scholar
Dr Arely Cruz-Santiago (2017-2018) Postdoctoral Research Associate and Project Manager on the ESRC/GCRF Strategic Network on Unacceptable Forms of Work

About the research

The Project on Decent Work Regulation (DWR) responds to UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 8, which promotes inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all.

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The Project on Decent Work Regulation (DWR) responds to UN Sustainable Development Goal (SGD) 8, which promotes inclusive and sustainable economic growth employment and decent work for all. 

To achieve these objectives, effective labour regulation is crucial. Strong labour laws are a vital component of development policies, capable of supporting inclusive growth, sustainable prosperity, and the well-being of workers and their families.

Despite effective labour regulation being one of the most pressing challenges of the twenty-first century, regulatory strategies towards productive and protected working lives remain underdeveloped. There is substantial potential for innovative laws that can effectively achieve decent work – especially in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs).

In response to this demand, the DWR Project supports a set of linked research and policy activities towards understanding and improving labour market regulation across the world.



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