INTERNATIONAL AND EUROPEAN SOCIAL LAW
The course will focus on European Social Law and, in addition to the law of the International Labour Organization and the Council of Europe. It will also offer a selective review and comparison of the law of the Member States. The curriculum will cover both labour law and social protection, including the social policy of the European Union. After an introduction which will review the historical evolution of European Social Law, we shall examine the sources of this law, the social provisions of the Treaty and basic topics such as the free movement of workers, European collective conventions, workers’ representation in groups of undertakings , the directives on working time regulation, the principle of non-discrimination in employment and work, gender equality, and the social rights enshrined in the European Union Charter of Fundamental Rights and their relationship to the economic freedoms of the European Union (Viking and Laval cases).