Global Conference for international Labor Law Judges and other Adjudicators - “Ensuring Coherence in Fundamental Labor Rights Case Law: Challenges and Opportunities”


Dates and times: 

April 22, 2016 - 09:00 to 17:00


Academy Building, University of Leiden
Rapenburg 67-73
2311 GJ Leiden


The Social Justice Expertise Center and the University of Leiden Law School are pleased to invite you to participate in the first global conference for international labor law judges and other adjudicators. The conference themed “Ensuring Coherence in Fundamental Labor Rights Case Law: Challenges and Opportunities” will be held on 22 April 2016 in Leiden, the Netherlands.
The goal of the conference is to bring together an international group of members of (quasi-) judicial bodies to deliberate upon the implications of the proliferation of fundamental labor rights enforcement mechanisms. The conference will focus on topics such as the interpretation of fundamental labor rights by different (quasi-) judicial bodies, discrimination at the workplace and the right to strike. Using an interactive approach, the conference aims to add to a better understanding of the plurality of labor law enforcement mechanisms.

Please refer to the attachment for the confirmed speakers and the tentative program.

There is no conference fee required for attendance. We invite you to kindly register before April 1, 2016 should you wish to participate in the conference. The registration form can be found using the link:

Please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Stefania Marassi with any questions pertaining to the conference at SJEC-Conference@TheHagueInstitute.Org

Thank you for your attention. We look forward to welcoming you at the conference in April.


Professor Rick Lawson
Dean, Leiden Law School
Leiden University

Professor Paul van der Heijden
Chair, Social Justice Expertise Center/
Independent Chairperson ILO Committee of Freedom of Association

Registration: Apr 1, 2016
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