XI European Regional Congress – Dublin, Ireland

17-19 September, 2014


Please visit the Dublin Congress’ website: http://www.dublinlabourlaw2014.com/

The Congress will take place from 17 to 19 September 2014 (tbc). The conference themes are:

  1. Theme 1: Labour Rights and Human Rights;
  2. Theme 2: The legal and extra legal remedies against discrimination;
  3. Theme 3: Social security issues and state support for the wage-work bargain;
  4. Theme 4: Alternative dispute resolution;

Provisional Programme

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

12:15pm Registration commences for Young Scholars (Sutherland School of Law)
12:45pm Young Scholars Meeting (Sutherland School of Law)
1:00pm Registration commences for delegates (at O’Reilly Hall)
2:30pm End of Young Scholars Meeting
3:30pm Opening Ceremony (O’Reilly Hall)
President of University College Dublin (UCD)
Dean of the Sutherland School of Law, UCD
Chair of the Employment Law Association of Ireland (ELAI)
Chair of the European Association of Labour Court Judges
President of the International Association of Labour Law Journals
President of the International Society for Labour & Social Security Law (ISL&SSL)
5:00pm Congress Opening Address
Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton, T.D.
5:30pm – 6:30pm Welcome Reception (O’Reilly Hall annexe)

Thursday, 18 September 2014

9:00am Theme I: Labour Rights or Human Rights (O’Reilly Hall)
Chair:
Keynote Speaker:
Discussants:
The Honorable Mr Justice Donal O’Donnell
Keith Ewing
Janice Bellace
Bernd Waas
Debate
10:45am Coffee Break
11:15am Theme II: The Legal and Extra Legal Remedies against Discrimination
(O’Reilly Hall)
Chair:
Keynote Speaker:
Discussants:
Kevin Duffy
Sylvaine Laulom
Mark Bell
Silvana Sciarra
Debate
1:00pm Lunch (O’Reilly Hall annexe)
2:00pm Round Table Discussions
1. Whistleblowing (Sutherland School of Law)
Chair:
Panellists:
David Lewis
Bjorn Fasterling
Rik van Steenbergen
Trygstad Sissel
Wim Vandekerckhove
2. Economic Crisis and Labour Law Reforms (O’Reilly Hall)
Chair:
Panellists:
Guiseppe Casale
Alberto Pizzoferrato
Jesús Cruz Villalón
Costas Papadimitriou
Michael Doherty
Joana Vasconcelos
3. Data Protection and Workplace Privacy (Sutherland School of Law)
Chair:
Panellists:
Ken McDonald
Robert Rebhahn
Edit Kajtar
Jose Abrantes
Diego Alonso
Matthew Finkin
3:45pm Coffee Break
4:15pm Theme III: Social Security issues and State Support for the Wage-Work
Bargain (O’Reilly Hall)
Chair:
Keynote Speaker:
Discussants:
Gerry Whyte
Keith Puttick
Christian Welz
Peter Rigney
Debate
6:00pm End of Proceedings
7:30pm – 8:30pm Congress Dinner (Thomas Prior Hall, Bewleys Hotel)

Friday, 19 September 2014

9:30am Theme IV: Alternative Dispute Resolution (O’Reilly Hall)
Chair:
Keynote Speaker:
Discussants:
Bill Roche
Alex Colvin
Stein Evju
Mordehai Mironi
Debate
11:15am Coffee Break
11:45am The Second Edward Phelan Lecture (O’Reilly Hall)
Speaker: TBD
12:30pm General Assembly (O’Reilly Hall)
Secretary General of ISL&SSL
1:00pm Closing Ceremony (O’Reilly Hall)
Chair of ELAI
Chair of the South African SL&SSL
President of ISL&SSL
1:30pm End of Congress

All venues, other than those for the meetings of the Executive Committee and the Congress Dinner, are on the Belfield Campus of University College Dublin.