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Transformation of Work: Challenges to Labour Law



Professor of Labour Law at the Law School of the University of Bologna and Director of the University of Bologna Master Programme in Labour Law.  He also teaches at the Bologna Business School, at the Training Center of the International Labour Organization and at a large number of public and private Institutions. He is Vice-President of the International Society for Labour and Social Security Law (ISLSSL).


Author of over 145 scientific publications, he is an advisor for public institutions on labour, social security and corporate issues.


He holds a Law Firm in Bologna qualified for labour litigation and trade union negotiation (


Judge of the Regional Labor Court of the 6th Region (Pernambuco). Ph.D. in law from the Federal University of Pernambuco.


Adjunct Professor at the Federal University of Pernambuco and the Catholic University of Pernambuco. Professor, scientific coordinator, and Director of the Superior School of Labor Magistracy. He is a member of the National Academy of Labor Law and the Pernambucan Academy of Labor Law.

Migrant Workers



Professor of labour law at the Faculty of Law, Stockholm University. Her fields of research are labour law, European law, and human rights law. She is particularly interested in international aspects of labour law.


In her dissertation, professor Herzfeld Olsson investigated the scope of workers' rights to freedom of association in UN-, Council of Europe- and EU law. Her interest in the role of human rights in working life and the interaction between different levels of law has continued to guide her research. 


Associate Professor of Law at the Faculty of Law Osijek, Croatia. Her research interests and expertise lies primarily in the area of migration law, labour and social law, international refugee law and human rights law. 


She has working experience with the UN DPKO, UNHCR, IOM, UNODC, UNRWA, OHCHR and OSCE in South-East Europe and Middle East on legal protection of refugees, migration management and anti-human trafficking. Professor Špadina provides regular advice to the various UN agencies, the European Commission and other European and international organizations on labour migration, labour law and social policy and antidiscrimination law.

Non-Standard and Informal Workers



Researcher and lecturer in labour law and policy, with publications and experience in labour and social security research projects. She is interested in projects on precarious work, workers in global value chains, labour migration, and the informal economy in the Sub-Saharan African context.


She has worked as a researcher in the Institute of Development and Labour Law at the University of Cape Town, and the Social Law Project at the University of the Western Cape, and has undertaken and published research on various labour issues in South Africa and Southern Africa.


Ph.D. in Political Science from the Université de Montpellier I (1997) and Full Professor in Legal Sociology at the Faculty of Law of the Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF), where he is part of the faculty of the Postgraduate Program in Sociology and Law (PPGSD).


He is a Labor Judge of the 1st Labor Court of São João de Meriti (RJ), acting as Assistant Judge of the Judicial School of TRT-RJ since March 2015.

Global Trade and Work



Professor of Law at the University of Maryland, she specializes in all facets of labor and employment law, including comparative and international aspects of the field, and has published on a wide range of related topics. She had worked in the United Auto Workers Legal Department since her graduation from Harvard Law School.


She served as Chairperson of the National Advisory Committee to the U.S. National Administrative Office for the NAFTA Labor Side Agreement from 1994-2001. In 1996-1997, she served as Secretary-elect, and in 1997-1998, as Secretary of the American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law. 


Professor of Labor Law at the University of Salamanca, where he teaches at the Faculty of Law at the undergraduate and postgraduate level. 


Author of numerous publications and books. In the last decade, he has dedicated his efforts to study the impact of economic, technological, and productive transformations on the institutional framework of Labor Law.

Equality at Work  



Professor of Labour Law and Industrial Relations at Trier University, Germany, and director of the research institute IAAEU (institute for labour law and labour relations in the European Union).


She specializes in national, European, and comparative labour law and social rights. From 2006 to 2018, she has been a member, and later vice-president, of the European Committee of Social Rights, the treaty body for the Council of Europe’s European Social Charter. Publications on collective bargaining and interest representation, cross-border employment, social rights, and discrimination.


Professor of Labor Law and Social Security at the Rey Juan Carlos University (Madrid). Author of several monographs and director of various collective works. She is the author of more than 100 studies in scientific journals and collective books on her field.


Among her lines of research are those related to public policies about to people in a situation of dependency, actions to advance gender equality, and particularly care activities and reconciliation of responsibilities, corporate restructuring processes (collective dismissal) and triangular relationships. She has participated in several research contracts and in numerous research projects financed by public and private institutions.

The State and New Forms of Collective Voice



Lawyer graduated from the Escuela Libre de Derecho. Specialization in labor law from Universidad Panamericana, Ph.D. completed in the process of being certified. He is the founder and Managing Partner of Natividad Abogados, S.C. since 40 years ago, with operations throughout Mexico.


He is a member of the Labor Committee and the Board of Directors of the Business Coordinating Council (CCE). He was President of the same for 17 years, from 2002 to 2019. Also, he is President of the Mexican Society of Labor and Social Security Law and Vice President of the International Society for North America, Panama, and the Dominican Republic, among others.


Professor at Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany. Chair of Labour Law and Civil Law.


Chairman of the German Section of the ISLSSL. Member of the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations (CEACR) of the ILO. Coordinator of the European Labour Law Network (ELLN). Coordinator of a network of highly qualified legal experts which is part of the European centre of expertise in the field of labour law, employment and labour market policies (ECE) of the European Commission (DG Employment Social Affairs & Inclusion). Member of the Advisory Committee of the Labour Law Research Network (LLRN).

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New forms of social security



Professor of Private Social Law, University of Basel


He has studied in social work and law in Bern, Freiburg and St. Gallen (1985-1988 and 1995-2003), dissertation with Prof. Dr. Thomas Geiser (University of St. Gallen) on the subject of “Data exchange between employer and insurance” (summa cum laude), habilitation at the University of St. Gallen on the subject of “Freedom of contract, equal treatment, and discrimination in private employment”. Venia Legendi for labor and social security law.


Emeritus Professor of the University of Tokyo and Chairperson of the Central Labour Relations Commission. His fields of research are social security law and labour law. He is also interested in comparative research on these laws.

In his first publication, he made a comparative law research on workmen’s compensation scheme (in Japanese). He is author of a textbook on general principles of Japanese social insurance law (in Japanese). He publishes papers on Japanese social security law and labour law in French books and law journals.



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