Mission and Communications

The Labour Law Research Network was set up in 2011 by research institutes/centers from all over the world dedicated to the study of labour law. Our goal is to advance research in labour law and specifically to facilitate the dissemination of research work and encourage open discussion of scholarship and ideas in this field. All labour law scholars are welcome to join. 


The LLRN holds a Biennial Conference to facilitate presentation of academic scholarship in labour law along with discussion and debate over topical issues in the field. During the Covid-19 pandemic, the LLRN has organised a series of summer webinars (June - July 2020) and held three further seminars in June 2022. The video for the first of these seminars on 'the future of unions and their role in the gig economy' is available hereA recording for the second seminar on ‘migrant domestic workers’ is available here. A recording of the third seminar on 'the right to strike at the Inter-American Court' is also available here. These recordings will be available (by popular demand) until 1 September 2023. After that time they can be requested by contacting labourlawresearch.net@gmail.com 


In addition to our conference and online seminars, the LLRN provides information about labour law-related activities to affiliated research centres and the public through this website, our Twitter (now 'X') account (@LabourLawRN) and a periodical update that we send to our Mailing List. You can request access to the Facebook Group called Labour Law Research Network by clicking here.


The Labour Law Research Network steering committee has been watching with concern the invasion of Ukraine, the consequent destruction of cities and the new refugee crisis. We also have seen the statement by President Putin that he wishes to engage Russia in a ‘necessary cleansing of society’ to ‘spit out’ traitors who oppose the war. As labour law researchers in this network we are, of course, concerned with work and not with war. However, we recognise that these events are likely to affect us all. We want to reaffirm, as we did in the context of the Black Lives Matters protests in 2020, the rights of people in all countries to live without fear, brutality and intimidation. We ask that, in the days ahead, members of this network through their research and other endeavours support all our colleagues, in whatever country, to speak freely and live safely.  We also confirm our commitment to the international rule of law, endorsing the opinion issued by the International Court of Justice on 16 March 2022 and the ILO Governing Body Resolution of 23 March 2022.

LLRN Conferences


The sixth LLRN conference was held in Warsaw, Poland on June 25 - 27, 2023, hosted by the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw, and co-organised by the University of Lodz. 

For the conference website, see: https://llrn6poland.uni.lodz.pl/ 

Previously -   

The 5th LLRN Conference was held online hosted by the Universities of Warsaw and Lodz on June 27 - 29, 2021.   For more information see the Conference website

The 4th LLRN Conference was held at the Faculty of Law of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso on June 23-25, 2019.  For more information see  the Conference website. 

The 3rd LLRN Conference was held at the Faculty of Law of the University of Toronto on 25-27 June 2017. See Conference program and Click here to access the Conference website.

The 2nd LLRN was held on June 25-27, 2015 in Amsterdam, organised by the Hugo Sinzheimer InstituteSee Conference website and Conference Programme. 

The inaugural LLRN conference was held in Barcelona, Pompeu Fabra University, on June 13-15, 2013. See the website for details and here for the programme.