About the Society

Transformations of Work: Challenges for the National Systems of Labour Law and Social Security

It is our pleasure to invite you to the XXII World Congress of the International Society for Labour and Social Security Law (ISLSSL) on “Transformations of Work: Challenges for the National Systems of Labour Law and Social Security” which will be held from 4 to 7 September 2018 in Turin, Italy.

The World Congress will certainly be a great occasion for an international debate on the latest trends and issues in the changing world of work.

The following main themes will be presented at the World Congress and are the result of the seven international research groups created for this event.

Please refer also to the Call for Papers.

In line with the main themes of the Congress, several key topics will be presented and discussed during the parallel sessions, among others: Future of Work; Labour law and digits in the second machine age; Collective Labour Law; the Role of Social Dialogue and Labour Law reforms; the Enforcement of Labour Legislation.

Registration to the Congress

Registration is now open at XXII ISLSSL World Congress website.
Special fees for early bird registration will be offered until mid-February 2018!

We are looking forward to meeting you in Turin on 4-7 September 2018.

Kind regards,

XXII ISLSSL World Congress Torino 2018
The Organising Committee

“Transformations of Work: Challenges for the National Systems of Labour Law and Social Security”

Turin, Italy


ISLSSL World Congress XXII

Latest reports from the Young Legal Scholars

Dear colleagues and friends,

When the initiative of the Young Scholars’ Section started, each national representative was requested to prepare a report to expose the impact of the economic crisis on the recent evolution of the National Labour Law systems in the European Countries (by the different sides of employment contract law, trade union law and collective bargaining and the social security law). On the Young Legal Scholars page you can find the reports which have been sent until now (12), that are the results of the effort of each national group of young scholars of the European embryo, which will be illustrated by the respective national representatives during the Session scheduled in Dublin next 17th of September.

View the National Reports

Giuseppe Casale Adrián Goldin
Secretary-General President

Welcome

When we started our functions, we announced that one of our priorities would be the launching of a new website that would render more dynamic the work of the Society.

Today, thanks to the generous support of Jeffrey Sack and colleagues at Lancaster House in Canada, and of Steven Willborn (USA), we are delighted to announce the launch (www.islssl.org) (www.sidtss.org).

These changes reflect our first ideas for a better and more dynamic website. They are not exclusive or final and we will continue to innovate in a way that best suits our Society’s project. We look forward to your ideas and proposals. In particular, let us know any errors or omissions that have inevitably crept into the text, due to the large amount of material that we have tried to incorporate.

Among its most important assets, the ISLSSL has both an international character and a multicultural dimension. While the plurality of languages renders its management more complex, the diversity of legal cultures offers an unsurpassed richness that will be available to all members of the Society. The new website should, we fervently hope, help to make this possible.

Please see the Society News for more information.

Giuseppe Casale Adrián Goldin
Secretary General President

Labour law and welfare: Position paper by Prof. Tiziano Treu

Dear colleagues and friends,

With a view to opening a discussion among our members within the newly established website of the ISLSSL, we have asked to Professor Tiziano Treu – one of the greatest contemporary Italian jurists – to prepare a position paper to start a debate on how labour law and social protection systems should “surf” in the present and future contexts.

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About the Society

The 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.