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Global and European Labour Law
Labour law is no longer a purely national issue. Knowing and understanding the global and European dimensions of labour law are therefore essential in the practice of every labour lawyer.
With the globalization of the economy, labour law too has become a global subject. Issues as corporate social responsibility and decent work are becoming standards all companies and States have to comply with. Various rules and mechanisms exist to promote and ensure labour rights, among which the Conventions of the ILO, directives of the European Union, human rights treaties and the Guiding Principles of the OECD and the UN. This programme is unique in the world since you will study and compare all these rules and mechanisms from a primarily legal perspective with an eye for the difference between the law in the books and the law in practice, as well as with a sense for the various economic, social, political and cultural contexts.
Classification: Non-U.S. Higher Ed. Institution (Not Carnegie Classified)
Locale: Small City