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2nd International Seminar on International and Comparative Labour Law

“Enterprise Transformation and Social Rights”

Venice, 30 June – 9 July, 2015


2nd International Seminar on International and Comparative Labour Law – Program

Draft Agenda

Monday, June 29th, 2015

Arrival of participants

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Morning Welcoming of participants
Prof. M. Bugliesi – Venice Ca’ Foscari University Magnificent Rector
Prof. M. Billio – Venice Ca’ Foscari University, Economics Department Chair
Prof. A. Perulli – Venice Ca’ Foscari University
Prof. A. Goldin – ISLSSL President
Prof. G. Casale – ISLSSL Secretary General, Venice Ca’ Foscari University Visiting Professor
Prof. G. Santoro-Passarelli – AIDLASS (Italian Society for Labour Law and Social Security Law) President
Enterprise organization, the boundaries of the firms and the concept of employer: Economics, labour and commercial law analysis
Speakers:
O. D. HART (Harvard University)
A. LYON-CAEN (University of Paris Ouest Nanterre La Defence)
A. PERULLI (Venice Ca’ Foscari University)
F. DENOZZA (University of Milan)
Afternoon Working groups and discussion

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

Morning Enterprise transformations, externalization processes and productive decentralization
Speakers:
J.-M. SERVAIS (Former Director of International Labour Office (ILO), Honorary President of ISLSSL)
A. GOLDIN (University of Buenos Aires)
R. DEL PUNTA (University of Florence)
G. CORÒ (Venice Ca’ Foscari University)
Afternoon Working groups and discussion

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

Morning Enterprise-network and enterprise-groups: Trends and national/international experiences
Speakers:
S. LEADER (University of Essex, TBC)
O. RAZZOLINI (University of Genoa)
S. MICELLI (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, TBC)
Afternoon Working groups and discussion

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

Morning Enterprise-network and enterprise-groups: Trends and national/international experiences
Speakers:
S. SCIARRA (Judge of the Constitutional Court of Italy, University of Florence)
F. VALDES DAL-RE (Complutense University of Madrid, Judge of the Constitutional Court of Spain)
G. CASALE (ILO and Venice Ca’ Foscari University)
T. ARAKI (University of Tokyo)
Afternoon Working groups and discussion

Monday, July 6th, 2015

Morning The enterprise in the EU law
1st Session: Enterprises and the Courts role
Speakers:
S. CASSESE (S. CASSESE – Italian Constitutional Court Judge, Emeritus professor at “Scuola Normale Superiore” of Pisa, TBC),
F. BENOIT-ROHMER (University of Strasbourg, EIUC (European Inter-University Center for Human Rights and Democratisation) Secretary General, TBC)
F. MARRELLA (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice)
2nd Session: Workers participation in the enterprise: information and consultation rights, codetermination dynamics and firms welfare
Speakers:
T. TREU (University Cattolica of Milan)
M. WEISS (Goethe University of Frankfurt/Main)
A. BRUGIAVINI (Venice Ca’ Foscari University)
Afternoon Working groups and discussion

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

Morning The “constitutionalisation” of the Firm: Multinationals regulation in the global context between hard and soft law
Speakers:
T. SACHS (University of Paris Ouest Nanterre La Defence)
S. VERNAC (University of Paris Ouest Nanterre La Defence)
V. BRINO (Venice Ca’ Foscari University)
Afternoon Working groups and discussion

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

Working Groups

Thursday, July 9th, 2015

Morning Final reports and discussion
Seminar conclusion by 1:00 p.m.

Note: Lectures and working groups will be in English.

Registration period: February 1 – May 30, 2015

Deadline to pay: 1 June 2015.

Registration fees, which include accommodation in a University Residence, in a single room with private bathroom, (in 29 June, out 9 July), breakfast, meals and administration is 1000 Euros (+ IVA 22%, 1220 Euros).

Direction and Coordination: Prof. A. Perulli.

International Scientific Committee: A. Goldin, T. Treu, G. Casale, A. Lyon-Caen, F. Valdes Dal-Re, L. Compa, S. Sciarra, M. Weiss, J-M. Servais, A. Brugiavini

Further detailed information and registration forms are available at http://islssl.org/2nd-international-seminar-on-international-and-comparative-labour-law-registration/, or please write an email to dirittodellavoro@unive.it.

Please note that the ISLSSL offers six scholarships of 1220 Euros each, with a view to covering registration fees and participation in the seminar, aimed at facilitating the participation of lawyers of less than 40 years.

Application for ISLSSL scholarship: February 1 – March 30, 2015.

 For any information, please write an email to dirittodellavoro@unive.it

With the contribution of:

UMANA S.p.A.

Global Economics and Social Affairs Master (GESAM) - Ca' Foscari University of Venice

Master Lavoro

European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC)

Camera di Commercio Venezia

Asian Conference on Globalization and Labor Administration

Cross-Border Labor Mobility, Social Security and Regional Integration

Manila, Philippines
November 19-21, 2014

The Asian Conference on Globalization and Labor Administration: Cross-Border Labor Mobility, Social Security and Regional Integration is collaboratively convened by the Philippine Chapter of the International Society for Labour and Social Security Law, the University of the Philippines School of Labor and Industrial Relations, and the International Labor Organization’s ASEAN Triangle Project.

The Conference intends to highlight the best practices in labor policies and laws in dealing with the challenges and risks brought about by increasing globalization and deepening regional integration. This theme is of critical importance to Asia particularly in the light of strengthened economic partnerships within the ASEAN+6 composed of the 10-member countries of the ASEAN region plus China, Japan, South Korea, India, Australia and New Zealand. The establishment of the ASEAN Community 2015 indicates a deepening ASEAN regional integration characterized by free flow of goods, capital, services and skilled labor. ASEAN has free trade agreements with China, Japan, Korea, India, Australia and New Zealand and negotiations are underway towards establishing the ASEAN+6 as a free trade area.

Conference Proceedings:


Conference Proceedings

List of Themes:

  1. Session A: International Social Security Law
  2. Session B: ASEAN Comparative Labor Laws and Industrial Relations
  3. Session C: ASEAN Country Reports
  4. Session D: East Asia Country Reports
  5. Session E: Portability of Social Security of Migrant Workers
  6. Session F: Role of Trade Unions in an Integrated ASEAN
  7. Session G: Labor Mobility and Portability of Skills Qualification

Conference Papers:

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Newsflash: Capetown World Congress

Leading international experts such as:

Professor Alain Supiot, Professor Sir Bob Hepple,
Professor Manfred Weiss, Professor Mukul Asher,
Professor Graciela Bensusan, Professor Simon Deakin
and Professor Judy Fudge

will bring new insights to the Congress themes.

Click here to find out more about our keynote speakers

Click here to register for the EARLY BIRD RATE!!

Papers will be presented in breakaway sessions and we urge researchers and practitioners, old(er) and young, to submit abstracts. This will be an event where the highest level of international scholarship and practical experience will be combined. Click here to submit an abstract.

Sponsorship and Exhibition Opportunities available!!
(Click here to download prospectus)

For more information kindly contact:
Project Manager: Liza Monteiro, liza@confco.co.za
Registration Administrator: Erin Ryan, erin@confco.co.za

Papers from the Seminar on International and Comparative Labour Law – Venice, Italy

Below, please find the Scholarship Reports from the Seminar on International and Comparative Labour Law – Venice, Italy, held 1-10 July, 2014 at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice.

Agata Ludera-Ruszel, University of Rzeszow, Poland – The report on activities and contents of the Seminar on International and Comparative Labour Law ‘Fundamental Social Rights in the Age of Globalization’

Elena Radevich, National Research Tomsk State University, Russia – The report on activities and contents of the Seminar on International and Comparative Labour Law ‘Fundamental Social Rights in the Age of Globalization’

Seminar on International and Comparative Labour Law – Venice, Italy – Update

“Fundamental Social Rights in the Age of Globalization”

1-10 July, 2014

Opening of registration

Registrations are now open for participation in the Seminar on International and Comparative Labour Law to be held for the first time at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice (Italy), under the direction of Professor Adalberto Perulli.

The seminar is aimed towards legal scholars, graduate students and experts specialized in international labour law and labour law. A good working knowledge of the English language is essential for participation.

Priority will be given to those applicants whose enrolment arrives first, with the total number of participants reaching 30.

For more information, please download the complete program and conditions of participation.

Application forms must be submitted, with your CV signed, to: dirittodellavoro@unive.it

Join us!

Call for scholarships

In order, again, to achieve the statutory objectives of promoting the study of Labour Law and Social Security among the young legal scholars, now we begin the selection process for the award of six scholarships (1000 euro each) which includes accommodation, breakfast, city-transport (vaporetto), meals (2 plus 2 coffee breaks per day) and organization.

Seminars will be in English, whose knowledge is a condition of participation to the seminar. The working groups will be in English, Spanish, French and Italian. During the seminar, participants will be assisted by four tutors: Vania Brino (Professor of international labour law), Marco Biasi (Ph.D. in labour law), Valentina Cagnin (Ph.D. in labour law) and Giuseppe Paone (Ph.D. in labour law).

Participants will be housed in the University Junghans Residence (www.esuvenezia.it).

Conditions for the granting of scholarships are:

  1. Only candidates coming from different countries from Italy are eligible;
  2. Maximum age of forty (40) years: preference will be given to those with less than 35 years;
  3. Those who have benefited from a grant from the ISLLSS are not eligible.
  4. Scholarship winner must submit to the International Society of Labour Law and Social Security, within 30 days of the seminar conclusion, a report on its activities and contents.
  5. Both sexes are equally welcome but we encourage nominations from female candidates.
  6. Applications must be submitted to the national association of labour law and social security, that is the country of nationality of the applicant, accompanied by the applicant’s curriculum vitae, motivations for participating in the seminar, research interests, university affiliation and other elements and requirements that the national association considers relevant. The same application has to be sent in copy to dirittodellavoro@unive.it.
  7. In order to ensure the widest scholarships international distribution, ISLSSL will agree one scholarship to each country, so that if the national association shall receive more than one application, a selection procedure will start, based on considerations of merit and experience, (set by each national association); if that none of the candidates is eligible to be a beneficiary of the scholarship, the selection will be declared unsuccessful.
  8. National associations must notify ISLSSL before the 15th of April 2014 the name, CV and other information provided by the candidate which has been selected. In the event the number of candidates nominated by national associations is greater than the total number of scholarships available (6), ISLSSL through the International Scientific Committee of the Seminar, shall select the six candidates. This Committee will have a maximum of 20 days to identify the 6 candidates that will receive the scholarships. The decision cannot be appealed.

We invite ISLLSS national associations to open immediately the call for the respective scholarship award, establishing deadlines and places for applications which will give an appropriate time for selection, so as to communicate the decision to the ISLLSS within the deadline.

Warm regards,

Giuseppe Casale Adrián Goldin
Secretary General President

XXI World Congress, Cape Town 2015 – Update

www.labourlawcongress2015.co.za

Introduction

The XXI World Congress Local Organising committee is pleased to launch the event logo and website. The committee has been hard at work on the programme and marketing material and sponsorship packages.

LOC members – from right to left: Anton Myburgh SC (Marketing); Prof Marylyn Christianson (Programme); Prof Darcy du Toit (Programme);  Tanya Venter (Finance); Richard Maddern (Operations); Gillian Lumb (Cape Town liaison); Peter le Roux (SASLAW Conference). Below inset: Judge Andre van Niekerk (Chairman)

LOC members – from right to left: Anton Myburgh SC (Marketing); Prof Marylyn Christianson (Programme); Prof Darcy du Toit (Programme); Tanya Venter (Finance); Richard Maddern (Operations); Gillian Lumb (Cape Town liaison); Peter le Roux (SASLAW Conference). Below inset: Judge Andre van Niekerk (Chairman)

Programme

The programme coordinator on the Local Organising Committee is enlisting the assistance of a team of academic colleagues at South African university law faculties to serve as a reference team in developing and refining the scientific programme. In addition, senior colleagues in key centres are being approached to serve as contact persons and coordinate input from colleagues in their regions. The basis for the programme is the draft that was approved by the International Executive Committee in Santiago in 2012, with its four themes being (a) Collective bargaining – and beyond? (b) Equality and industrial citizenship as conceptual foundations for labour law (c) Towards sustainable social security in an insecure world, and (d) Labour law in the developing world (South Africa in comparative perspective). The final theme is intended to encourage maximum participation from South Africa itself.

The following leading experts in labour and social security law (in alphabetical order) have so far expressed their willingness to participate in the Congress:

  • Professor Simon Deakin
    Faculty of Law and Director, Centre for Business Research, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Professor Judy Fudge
    Kent Law School, University of Kent, UK; formerly Professor at the Faculty of Law at the University of Victoria, Canada
  • Professor Kamala Sankaran
    Faculty of Law, University of Delhi, India
  • Professor Alain Supiot
    Collège de France, Paris; founder and President of the Strategic Committee of the Institute for Advanced Study, Nantes, France

The LOC will liaise with the officers of the IS in further developing the programme and plan to submit a final draft to the IEC in September 2014.

The Venue

Cape Town International Conference Centre

The CTICC is so much more than just another convention centre. Set in the heart of the Cape Town city centre, the CTICC is a place where people from all walks of life are brought together, a tangible demonstration of the power of partnership, and an excellent example of the success that can be achieved when public and private enterprises work together towards shared goals.

As one of the top ten tourist destinations in the world, Cape Town is no ordinary city. So it stands to reason that the CTICC would be no ordinary convention centre. And the fact that, in just nine short years, it has become widely regarded as one of the leading convention centres in the southern hemisphere bears testimony to this fact.

Contact

CONFERENCE COMPANY – natalie@confco.co.za
SASLAW – saslawadmin@mweb.co.za

XXI World Congress, Cape Town – Report by the Local Organising Committee

XXI World Congress of Labour and Social Security Law – Cape Town, 2015

Report by the Local Organising Committee

On 16 September 2013, the SASLAW local organising committee (LOC) signed an agreement with the Conference Company CC, after an evaluation of a number of bids to assume the organisation of the Congress. The Conference Company has extensive experience in organising international conferences (a number on a larger scale than the Congress), and has a close working relationship with the International Conference Centre (ICC) in Cape Town. The agreement defines the relationship between the LOC and the conference organisers, establishes the financial and administrative structures
necessary to ensure a successful conference and sets time lines for the achievement of defined objectives.

Signature of the agreement has cleared the way for the establishment of an entity through which the Congress will be managed, the opening of bank accounts, and the appointment of specialist contractors, e.g. transport, accommodation and tours.

The Conference Company CC has undertaken responsibility for the administration, material and logistical preparation of the event, the management and registration of participants, etc. Sub-committees of the LOC, each chaired by a SASLAW representative, have been established to manage the various components of the Congress and its organisation. The academic and content committee is chaired by Prof Darcy du Toit, the marketing and sponsorship committee by Adv Anton Myburgh SC, the procurement and operations committee by Mr Richard Maddern, the finance committee by Adv Tanya Venter, a Cape Town liaison committee by Ms Gillian Lumb, and a national conference integration committee by Prof Peter le Roux. We have also appointed an administrator, Ms Clare Fincham.

The venue has been secured in terms of a contract between the Conference Company and the ICC, after a final inspection and decision on accommodation requirements by Profs Darcy du Toit and Marylyn Christianson. Immediate tasks are the finalisation of the Congress website and the logo; the website will ‘go live’ by end October 2013.

The programme coordinator on the LOC (Prof du Toit) is enlisting the assistance of a team of academic colleagues at university law faculties to serve as a reference team in developing and refining the scientific programme. In addition, senior colleagues in key centres are being approached to serve as contact persons and coordinate input from colleagues in their regions.

The basis for the programme is the draft that was approved by the International Executive Committee in Santiago in 2012, with its four themes being (a) Collective bargaining – and beyond? (b) Equality and industrial citizenship as conceptual foundations for labour law (c) Towards sustainable social security in an insecure world, and (d) Labour law in the developing world (South Africa in a comparative perspective).

The final theme is intended to encourage maximum participation from South Africa itself.

A draft programme and information regarding the call for papers will be published on the Congress website as soon as it is operational and will be circulated to all affiliated associations of the ISLSSL, together with updates. The LOC will liaise with the officers of the IS in further developing the programme and plan to submit a final draft to
the IEC in September 2014.

Andre van Niekerk
Chair, Local Organising Committee ISLSSL World Congress 2015
29 September 2013