News portfolio submission THREE- Example
Los Angeles Times: For poor farmworkers, there is no escape from heat, high prices
Available at https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-11-22/californiafarmworkers-migration-heat-high-prices
The article narrates the situation faced by businesses that rely on migrant workers in
California, describing both what families used to do picking crops during the harvest
season, and the lifestyle that it implies.
There seems to be an issue with the working conditions of the workers, like the
description of the seeping quarters and the need to sleep outside due to the heat, but
it can be observed that there would not be violation of the Article 4 of the European
Convention of Human Rights incorporated into UK law by the Human Rights Act 1999
and defined by the European Court of Human Rights in Siliadin v. France1.
The argument is that, as children travel with their parents, their right to Education, as
established by the Protocol 1, article 2 of the ECHR, found in Schedule 1 of the
mentioned Human Rights Act 1998 is no respected. This right was further explored in
R (Hounslow London Borough Council) v School Admissions Appeal Panel for
Hounslow London Borough Council2. Although it is disputable whether the protection
of such right can be imposed onto businesses, the UK Supreme Court has ruled that
a violation of Article 1 of Protocol 1 is justiciable3. Finally, the same Court made clear
that such a right should be ensured without discrimination4.
application No. 73316/01
 EWCA Civ 900
A (Appellant) v Essex County Council (Respondent)  UKSC 33
R (Tigere) v Secretary of State for Business, Innovations and Skills  UKSC 57
BUS142- Contemporary legal issues in business management
News portfolio- Submission 3
This assessment component is made up of four (4) submissions in the established periods of time
and, together, it counts for 30% of the semester mark.
In thus third submission, with deadline on 6 December 2021, it is necessary to identify a news
article that can be related to the issue of Human Rights and Business. Please note that it is not
necessary that the article refers specifically to the issue of human rights and business, but it may
show a situation where you can identify such an issue and you can explain the existing link.
The submission needs to be made within the allocated time-frame, in a word or pdf file, with the
BUS142StudentnamePortfolio4 (please put your name instead “studentname”)
In case that references are needed, you must use the OSCOLA referencing system.
Marking rubric 3
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The article refers to the animal welfare law that has been passed in many states in United
States. In most states, the law will come into effect in January. The law requires pig farmers to
bring up their pigs in adequate spaces of 24 square feet and above. By doing this, pigs will be
brought up in more humane conditions. The news article relates to the U.S. legal framework. The
Animal Welfare Act requires animals used for commercial sale, transportation, and research to
be given minimum standards of care. This Act gives the state legislatures, and federal agencies
authority to make guidelines, laws, and policies specifying animal care and use. Thus, the animal
welfare law is in line with the U.S. legal framework. Furthermore, the animal welfare law is in
line with the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution. The article says that the pork producers
in United States are complaining that the law will bring added costs to them and the supply
chain. Consequently, it will be expensive for shoppers and Americans to raise pigs. Besides
setting minimum housing space requirements for the pigs, the law requires pregnant pigs not to
be put in gestation stalls. This is to allow the pregnant pig to socialize and move freely. The
content of the article relates to the first week of the module that any change in law affects
business. In this regard, the article acknowledges that the law will lead to the rise of pork prices.
The added cost that the pork producers incur will be passed down to the shoppers. Bringing up
one pig will be too costly. The article says that the low-income shoppers will be hit more. Most
of them will not be affording pork products. Thus, the animal welfare law will affect the pork
industry in United States.
The Financial Times: Why investors should collaborate to tackle climate change
Available at: https://www.ft.com/content/ef7517b8-54f9-4343-8f4c-3f94c10af8a2
The article refers to the United Nations Climate Change Conference realization (COP26) of the
need for Investors to collaborate to unlock climate solutions to manage the current climate
change crisis. COP26 seeks to promote the rule of law in the environmental field and engage
with other interested parties in the internationalization of its judicial science curriculum and
financing environmental projects’.
The submission properly identifies
an issue that relates to international
law, and it summarises well.
The quality can be improved by
including a variety of sources of law.
COP26 has affected several environmental laws projected to address the climate crisis; however,
they have not instituted enough laws to govern environmental financing matters. The
International Energy agency is estimated to need $4 Trillion per year by 2030 to control global
emissions effectively. This has warranted COP26 to change international laws that advocate
new financing to ensure that natural resources do not become too scarce or too expensive to
support various business models. The primary purpose of drafting new international laws is to
support other legal frameworks such as the Montreal Protocol on Substances that deplete the
Ozone layer, and the World Heritage Convention?. COP26 sought to institute a law that prompts
sharing of the burden of investing in climate change projects to protect their bottom lines and
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