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Welcome note from Janice Bellace

President of ISLSSL 2018 - 2021

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Dear Congress Participants,


It is an honour to welcome you to the XXIII World Congress of the International Society for Labour and Social Security Law  being held in Lima  in 2021. Lima is a most appropriate place to consider the overall theme of this world congress: Challenges to Labour Law and Social Security Systems.  


The ISLSSL historically has had strong support from its member national associations in South America, with world congresses taking place in Sao Paulo (1954), Caracas (1985), Buenos Aires (1997), Montevideo (2003) and Santiago (2012). This will be the first world congress held in Peru, and the World Congress will take place in the year Peru celebrates the 200th anniversary of its independence.  Besides the rich substantive content of the World Congress, this bicentenary celebration is an additional reason for joining with colleagues in Lima.  


I am very proud of our association, because the members of ISLSSL contribute to advances in the theory and in the practice of labour and employment law, which in turn leads to improvement in the lives of working persons and their families.


In configuring the thematic tracks for this world congress, the organizers have to highlight the activity of the seven research/study groups that have been working these past two years. The seven topics represent the broad range of interests of our members, and also reflect how law regulates so many aspects of work and employment. This World Congress promises to be stimulating, informative and relevant to scholars, practitioners, policy makers and others interested in employment law issues of global concern. 


During the four days of the Congress, you will have ample opportunity to renew acquaintances and meet new colleagues. I hope this World Congress will not only be an enjoyable experience but also stimulate your thinking about important issues related to how law should adapt to the changing world of work, organizations and employment. And I do hope you will take some time to see some of the historic sites in Lima, and perhaps travel outside Lima, so that you come to better appreciate the rich history of this diverse country.


Let me personally thank the Peruvian Society of Labour Law and Social Security, its President Guillermo Boza and all the members of the Organizing Committee. I am looking forward to meeting you in Lima on 7-10 September 2021.


Yours sincerely,


Janice Bellace

President, ISLSSL


The International Society for Labour and Social Security Law (ISLSSL) was constituted in Brussels in June 1958. It is the result of the merger of the International Society for Social Law (São Paulo Congress, 1954, and Brussels Congress, 1958) and the International Congresses of Labour Law (Trieste, 1951, and Geneva, 1957).

The ISLSSL has been established with the following purposes: to study labour and social security law at the national as well as international level, to promote the exchange of ideas and information from a comparative perspective, and to encourage the closest possible collaboration among academics, lawyers, and other experts within the fields of labour and social security law.

The aims of the Society are of a purely scientific character, independent of all considerations of a political, philosophical or religious nature.

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Title: XXIII ISLSSL (International Society for Labour and Social Security Law) World Congress Lima 2021
Date: 7th (Tue.) – 10th (Fri.) September, 2021
Venue: University of Lima, Av. Javier Prado Este 4600, Santiago de Surco 15023, Lima, Peru. 
Theme: “Challenges for the national systems of labour law and social security”
Official Languages: English, Spanish and French

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The philosophy that inspired the founding of the University of Lima is oriented toward the pursuit of scientific truth and the preparation of highly trained professionals with humanistic culture and criteria for continuous updating and improvement. One of our priorities is to train students in ethical standards and democratic principles.

The increasingly intense advance in science and technology represents a constant challenge for any university; therefore, it is necessary to give adequate responses by dedicating significant resources to teaching and research.


Both, teaching and research must be supported by the most modern laboratories and equipment.

The vocation for service of the University of Lima urges the institution to build leaders with a comprehensive vision, committed to the country and willing to decisively contribute to the progress and development of Peruvian society.


During the years 1960 and 1961, a group of university professors and important representatives of commerce and industry, gathered in the Asociación Civil Prodies (Promotion of Industrial Development through Higher Education), decided to found a new university.

After two years of efforts, the University of Lima was created whose operation was authorized by Supreme Decree 23 of April 25, 1962.

Prodies set itself the objective of establishing a different university, in accordance with the modernization process, in which the community spirit among teachers and students was fostered. A prominent member of this association and the first rector of the University of Lima was Dr. Antonio Pinilla Sánchez-Concha.

The University began its work with 120 students grouped in two faculties, in a small place located in the district of Jesús María, Jirón Nazca 548, in front of the Campo de Marte. Due to its rapid growth, on August 27, 1966, the Monterrico campus was inaugurated with an area of around 40,000 square meters, which today reaches 183,307.06 square meters of built area.

At present, the University of Lima has approximately 22,300 students distributed among its General Studies Program, its 12 majors belonging to 5 faculties and its Graduate School; Furthermore, it promotes a Scientific Research Institute (IDIC), and offers numerous services to students, teachers and the community in general.


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