2nd LLRN summer series seminar - A proposal for an international labour inspectorate


Dates and times: 

July 1, 2020 - 13:00


University of Bristol
Queens Road
United Kingdom


The second LLRN webinar on ‘The Proposal for a Transnational Labour Inspectorate’ will take place on 1 July 2020. This will be held by zoom at 1pm Central European Time (CET), which is 9pm in Melbourne and 8am in Brazil. (And 12 noon in the UK).

You can now register for this event at: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUrc-mqqz8sEtCFzQtwm-6cl1JK3bARQw3F
(See and feel free to circulate the flier attached.)

This seminar will consider proposals made in a recent article, ‘Harnessing Public Institutions for Labour Law Enforcement: Embedding a Transnational Labour Inspectorate within the ILO’ which is available (on open access) at: https://brill.com/view/journals/iolr/17/1/article-p233_233.xml. This emerges at a time when the need for effective labour inspection in the fields of health and safety and treatment of agricultural and migrant labour has never been more acute.

The authors are:

Antonio Garcia-Muñoz Alhambra, post-doctoral researcher at the University of Luxembourg

Beryl ter Haar, Assistant Professor and academic coordinator for the Adv LL.M Global and European Labour Law at Leiden University, the Netherlands & Visiting Professor at the University of Warsaw, Poland

Attila Kun, Professor and Head of Department (Department of Labour Law and Social Security), Károli Gáspár University, (KRE) Faculty of Law, Budapest, Hungary & Associate Professor, National University of Public Service (NKE), Faculty of Political Sciences and Public Administration, Institute of Human Resources, Budapest, Hungary

We are also fortunate to have four such knowledgeable (and exciting) discussants:

Franz Christian Ebert, Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law

John Howe, Director, Melbourne School of Government and Professor in Law at the University of Melbourne

Thiago Laporte, Labour inspector at the Ministry of Economy (former Ministry of Labour) and currently the head of labour inspectorate at the Regional Office of Labour in Sergipe, his home state.

Shelley Marshall, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Business and Law, RMIT, Melbourne, Australia – and author of Living wage: Regulatory solutions to informal and precarious work in global supply chains (Oxford University Press, 2019)

Also, watch out for our third LLRN seminar on ‘Organizing Matters’ on 13 July. Details coming shortly!

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