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1st International and comparative seminar of labour law, labour relations and social security – Isla Margarita, Venezuela

April 21-29, 2013


You can find the final agenda of the Seminar of Isla Margarita in the Spanish version.


The Postgraduate Seminar on International and Comparative Labour Law of Isla Margarita has been on-going since 2011 under the organization of the Fundación Universitas and under the auspices of the Venezuelan chapter of the ISLSSL, which has awarded scholarships with a view to promoting the participation of young lawyers.

From the forthcoming edition, and as announced during the last meetings of our Executive Committee and the General Assembly (Santiago, Chile), we would like to deepen our relationship with the aforementioned seminar.   This renewed relationship will be based on the creation of an International Advisory Committee, composed of representatives designated by each of the Latin American national associations of our society. Its role will be to act as a consultative body at the time of organising each seminar and when deciding on the granting of ISLSSL fellowships.

As far as the design of each seminar is concerned, the organizers should consult the  Committee before the elaboration of the program – topics, speakers, activities, etc. – or to submit the draft programme to the Committee, for evaluation and suggestions as well as the request for fellowships.

The invitation to be part of the International Advisory Committee for this Seminar has received a large response from our Latin American societies and its composition is the following:

  • Carlos Ayala Montero (Academia Panameña de DT)
  • Juan Manuel Charría Segura (Colegio de Abogados del Trabajo de Colombia)
  • Flor Espinoza Huacón (Sociedad Ecuatoriana de DTySS)
  • Cesar Landelino Franco López (Asociación Guatemalteca de DTySS)
  • Mario López Larrave (Asociación Guatemalteca de DTySS)
  • Graciela González (Asociación Argentina de DTySS)
  • Patricia Kurczyn Villalobos (Asociación Mexicana de DTySS )
  • Héctor A. Jaime Martínez (Asociación Venezolana de Profesores de DT)
  • Rafael Pereira Lagos (Sociedad Chilena de DTySS)
  • Luiz Carlos Amorim Robortella (Instituto Cesarino Junior)
  • Jorge Rosenbaum Rímolo (Asociación Uruguaya de DTySS)

Having agreed on this occasion to assign fellowships of U.S. $1,000 each, we will proceed to the establishment of a fellowships subcommittee with a maximum of five persons to be selected from Committee members (as far as possible) and among those national societies which have not submitted candidates for fellowships, with a view to ensuring maximum transparency and integrity for the selection of candidates.

The submission of applications for scholarships should be carried out by the respective national association, accompanied by a curriculum vitae of the applicant and certifying compliance with the ISLSSL rules for the granting of fellowships.

The application process is now open and the deadline is January 31, 2013. Information on the seminar is available at

Program for the Mediterranean Congress of Labour Law

The Portuguese flag Associação Portuguesa de Direito do Trabalho (APODIT), together with the
French flag Association française de droit du travail et de la sécurité sociale (AFDT), the
Italian flag Associazione italiana di diritto del lavoro e della sicurezza sociale (AIDLASS), and the
Spanish flag Asociación Española de Derecho del Trabajo y de la Seguridad Social (AEDTSS), are organizing a Mediterranean Congress of Labour Law, taking place on May 14-15 in Lisbon, Portugal.


For more information, please see the final program posted below in PDF format, or visit the APODIT website.

Mediterranean Congress of Labour Law
PDF icon Final Program

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: