“Brave little Belgium” or “too little too late”? Belgian apologies for colonisation from a communications perspective

At the start of the month Belgium’s Prime Minister, Charles Michel, said sorry. Sorry on behalf of the nation. He apologised for the kidnapping of mixed-race children at the end of Belgian colonial rule in Africa. Michel gave a speech in parliament, detailing the actions of the Belgian state in the Democratic Republic of Congo, […]

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Can potentially embarrassing judgments be taken down from the official online Register of Employment Tribunal decisions?

A recent decision by the Employment Appeal Tribunal gave a clear and important answer to this question. The claimant had been working as a senior manager at PwC for more than four years. She brought four claims before the Employment Tribunal against her employer for discrimination. In the first preliminary hearing which occurred in January  …

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City A.M. – The risks and opportunities of doing business with China

Few doubt the enormous opportunity that exists in doing business with China, particularly as the country’s external business and foreign policy, namely the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), continues to drive economic development around the globe. However, this opportunity also brings with it very real challenges. And whether an opportunity blossoms into a round of  …

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