Internatl & Comparative Labour Law (LAWS6022)


This unit will explore current important aspects of international and comparative labour law, with a special focus on EU and European developments. Topics to be covered include: national labour law systems and comparative labour law 'typologies'; ILO standards and fundamental rights (and possible tensions between regulation at international, regional and national/constitutional levels); characteristics of EU labour law; the personal scope of labour law; fundamental trade union rights, collective bargaining and information and consultation (including the so-called 'Laval Quartet' case law and conflicts between fundamental trade union rights and economic free movement rights); flexicurity, employment protection and regulation of flexible work; non-discrimination legislation; labour law in times of economic crisis. In coordinating and teaching this unit Prof Rönnmar draws on her experiences from previous research in this field, and from her work as the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations.

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Aug 1, 2 & 8, 9 (9-5)


2500wd assignment (30%) and 6000wd essay (70%)

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