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Women, Business and the Law 2019: A Decade of Reform

The World Bank has recently released the “Women, Business and the Law” report. Women, Business and the Law (WBL) measures gender inequality in the law. The dataset identifies barriers to women’s economic participation and encourages the reform of discriminatory laws. “Women, Business and the Law 2019: A Decade of Reform” introduces a new index measuring …
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Women, Business and the Law 2018

The World Bank has recently released the “Women, Business and the Law” report. Women, Business and the Law (WBL) is a World Bank Group project collecting unique data on the laws and regulations that restrict women’s economic opportunities. Governments in 65 economies took steps to improve women’s economic inclusion, enacting 87 legal reforms in the …
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Women in Law Firms

Law firms have many of the right policies and programs in place to improve gender diversity, but more can be done to translate stated commitments into measurable outcomes. The survey by Mckinsey finds that law firms are taking important steps to increase gender equality. The report is available from the McKinsey website.

Artificial Intelligence and Robotics and their Impact on the Workplace

The International Bar Association Global Employment Institute (IBA GEI) has just published a 120-page comprehensive report entitled “Artificial Intelligence and Robotics and Their Impact on the Workplace.” The study focuses on potential future trends of AI, and the likely impact intelligent systems will have on: the labor market, the structures of companies, employees’ working time, …
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Consumer Protection in the Digital Economy

The OECD has published a “Recommendation on Consumer Protection in E-Commerce.” Countries should modernize their consumer protection laws to address new risks posed by online commerce, according to the new OECD guidelines for member countries and emerging economies. The “Recommendation” says people buying online are entitled to the same level of protection as with conventional …
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BOE: “Códigos Electrónicos de legislación” in PDF or ePUB format

To raise awareness of Spain’s judicial legislation, the Agencia Estatal Boletín Oficial del Estado (State Agency of the Official State Gazette) is offering access to the new collection of Códigos Electrónicos in PDF or ePUB format. You can download these new electronic codes on your computer, tablet or mobile phone and, if you want, acquire …
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Women, Business & the Law 2012

The World Bank, jointly with IFC, has just published the report “Women, Business and the Law 2012: Removing Barriers to Economic Inclusion.” The study finds that women still face legal and regulatory hurdles to fully participate in the economy. The report presents indicators based on laws and regulations affecting women’s prospects as entrepreneurs and employees, …
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