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 Social Law Project

About Us.

The Social Law Project (SLP) is a dynamic research and training unit staffed by a core of research and training professionals specialising in labour and social security law.  

Our Vision:

Equality and democracy in the workplace free of exploitation and oppression. 

Our Mission:

Foster and support workplace democracy through research and building capacity of labour-based organisations, government officials and NGOs in key areas of labour law, social security law and industrial relations.

Conduct academic and applied research and make the outcomes accessible especially to workers and their organisations as well as academic institutions, government departments, public-sector organisations, community and other organisations, NGOs and the community at large.

Cooperate with trade unions and other institutions in the private and public sectors with similar objectives and values in pursuing the above activities.

Our Aim

To promote sustainable workplace democracy by:

  • conducting (applied) research supportive of the development of employment rights and rights-based culture in the workplace. 
  • providing training services in labour and social security law with a focus on client-specific training needs



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