Programme

Monday 26 November

 

 

The Early Career Workshop is an additional opportunity for our younger colleagues in the afternoon of Monday. The early career workshop focuses on methodological issues related to the colloquium themes. The format allows early career academics to have their work discussed by a senior researcher and a small group of peers.

Monday 26 November:

Venue: Department of Law, Aarhus University Campus, building 1410 room 147, 247 and 346

14:00-14:15

Arrivals, registration and coffee

 Venue: Meeting room building 1410 room 247

14:15-14:30

Welcome addresses

Jens Vedsted-Hansen, Professor of human rights law, INTRAlaw Research Center, chair

Natalie Videbaek Munkholm, Associate professor of labour law, Aarhus University

14:30-17:00

Presentations and group discussions in 3 groups:

Group 1:

Venue: Meeting room building 1410 room 147

 

A Critical Perspective on European Social Dialogue

Angela Rauseo, Ph.D. in Labour Law and Industrial Relations, the University of Modena and Reggio, Italy.

 

Right to strike and freedom of association: how far can we push their regulation? The case of the Göteburg harbor.

Federico Fusco, Post doc, Department of Business Law, Lund University School of Economics and Management

 

The right to collective bargaining in recent Italian and Spanish constitutional judgments: national and supranational perspectives

Guilia Frosecchi, PhD Candidate at School of International Studies, University of Trento 

Group 2:

Venue: Meeting room building 1410 room 247

 

Legal analysis of decent work: conceptualisation and operationalisation

Weidong Zhang, PhD Candidate, Department of Labour Law and Social Security, Institute of Public Law, Leiden Law School, Leiden University

 

Modelling the Corporate Structure to Evade Workers´ Rights to Compensation

Marlene Louise Buch Andersen, Postdoc, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen

 

Constitutional Anchoring of Sexual Harassment through the Indirect Horizontal Effect of Constitutional Norms: Barking at the Wrong Tree?

Irina Crivet, Ph.D. Student in Public Law, Koç University Law School, Istanbul, Turkey

 

Fundamental rights and termination procedures in employment relationships

Mette Søsted, Ph.D. Fellow, Aarhus University, Aarhus

Group 3:

Venue: Meeting room building 1410 room 346

 

The Fragmentation of the binary relationship between the employer and the employee

Giovanni Gaudio, Ph.D. Candidate at Bocconi University - Ph.D. in Legal Studies - Business & Social Law

 

We Reserve the Right to Deny Service to Anyone: Do platforms have a right to discriminate?

Asger Lund Sørensen, PhD-fellow, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University 

 

Employees protection against termination due to work-related illness or injury in Denmark and the Nordic countries.

Nicole Christiansen, Postdoc, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen

 

The impact of the EU accession on promoting equal pay and female voices in Cyprus.

Christiana Cleridou, Associated teaching staff, Frederick University, Nicosia and Legal Counsel Consumer Protection Service, Ministry of Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism, Nicosia.

18:30-20:30:

Meet-and-greet event for all participants:

Meet the colleagues and catch up over drinks and tapas in town.

Venue: Spiselauget, Godsbanen, Skovgaardsgade 3, 8000 Aarhus C.

Tuesday 27 November

Colloquium Day One – Tuesday 27 November

Venue: Twin Auditoriums: Aarhus University Campus, Building 1324 room 011 and 025

09:00-09:30

Arrivals, registration and coffee

09:30-10:00

Welcome addresses

Professor Hanne Birkmose, Deputy Head of Department of Law

Employment Law Director, Flemming Dreesen, Confederation of Danish Employers (DA)

Professor Jens Vedsted-Hansen, INTRAlaw Research Center, chair 

10:00-12:00

Panel 1: Structures and systems

The EU rights gap: why did the sovereign debt programmes massively breach international human rights but not EU fundamental rights?

Claire Kilpatrick, Professor of international, European and social law, European University Institute, Florence.

The European Convention on Human Rights as a fountain of labour rights

Filip Dorssemont, Professor of labour law, Université Catholiqu de Louvain.

Challenges to the balancing of rights and influences on a local, regional and global labour market

Andreas Inghammar, Associate professor of labour law, Head of Department of Business Law, Lund University.

 Moderator: Jens Vedsted-Hansen, Professor of human rights law, Aarhus University

12:00-13:00

Group photo in the auditorium - before we leave for lunch

Lunch

Venue: Aarhus BSS Cafeteria, first floor, building 1321

13:15-15:00

Workshop sessions 1, 2 and 3

 

Session 1: Freedom of association – soft areas?

Chair: Jens Vedsted-Hansen, professor of human rights law, chair of INTRAlaw research centre, Aarhus University

Venue: Twin Auditorium: Building 1324 room 011

Does international law authorise for incentives for trade union membership

Isabelle Van Hiel, Research Associate, Department of Public Law of the Free University of Brussels

The Relational Boundaries of Associational Rights: An Enforcement Gap at National Level

Philippa Collins, Lecturer in Law, University of Exeter

Inspection of the inspectors: Is the European Commission sufficiently prosecuting violations of ILO Conventions No. 87 and No. 98 under the GSP Regulation?

Hendric Stolzenberg, Ph.D. Candidate, Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt/Main, Germany

 

Session 2: New rights in labour law?

Chair: Graham Butler, associate professor of EU law, Aarhus University

Venue: Twin Auditorium: Building 1324 room 025

The rights of corporations in the workplace. How the freedom to conduct business under EU law impacts on the labour law rights of employees.

Eduardo Gill-Pedro, Post Doctoral Researcher, Faculty of Law, Lund University, Sweden

The right to lie as a preventive protection of employees’ fundamental rights

Fernando Fita Ortega, Professor in Employment law, Faculty of Law, University of Valencia

 

Session 3: Disability

Chair: Andreas Inghammar, associate professor of labour law, head of Department of Business Law, University of Lund

Venue: Meeting room: Department of Law, Building 1410 room 247

Researching UNCRPD with Legal Dogmatic: Employees with mild cognitive impairment and labour law

Katja Karjalalainen, LL.D, Postdoctoral researcher in private international law and comparative law & LL.D, University of Eastern Finland & Marjo Ylhäinen, Senior Lecturer in labour law, University of Eastern Finland

Protection against discrimination of employees affected by mental disorders in the workplace: Lessions for South Africa drawn from European human rights workplace law

Hoitsimolimo Mutlokwa, Public Law Phd student at Koç University in Istanbul Turkey

The scope of reasonable accommodation duties in the workplace:  where is the EU law heading?

Ivana Grgurev, Prof. Dr., Faculty of Law, Chair for Labour Law and Social Security Law, University of Zagreb, Croatia

15:00-15:30

Coffee break

Venue: Twin Auditoriums: Building 1324 room 011

15:30-17:30

Panel 2: Conflicting rights

Convention rights in the work place, and the States' positive obligations

Luis López Guerra, former judge and vice-president of the European Court of Human Rights, Spain.

The Triangle Conundrum: Precedence, Balancing, Harmonization

Stein Evju, Professor Emeritus of labour law, University of Oslo

Resolving Conflicts of Rights in the Workplace: The Purposive Approach

Guy Davidov, Professor and Elias Lieberman Chair in Labour Law, Hebrew University Jerusalem

Moderator: Ole Hasselbalch, Professor Emeritus of business law, Aarhus University

19:30

Dinner

Venue: Globen Flakket (first floor), Aaboulevarden 18, 8000 Aarhus C

Wednesday 28 November

Colloquium Day Two – Wednesday 28 November

Venue: Twin Auditoriums: Aarhus University Campus, Building 1324 room 011 and 025

08.30-09.00

Good morning and coffee/croissants

Venue: Twin Auditoriums: Building 1324 room 011 and 025

09.00-10.15

Workshop sessions 4 and 5

 

Session 4: Privacy

Chair: Louise Munkholm, postdoc in legal sociology, Aarhus University

Venue: Twin Auditoriums: Building 1324 room 011

Development of the ECtHR’s approach to the protection of human rights at work

Elena Sychenko, PhD, Associate Professor, Saint Petersburg State University, Russia 

When Health and Wellness Programs at Work Meet Employees’ Rights to Privacy and Non-discrimination: a Comparative and European Perspective

Celine Brassart Olsen, Postdoc, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen

 

Session 5: Promotion methods for substantive rights

Chair: Natalie Videbaek Munkholm, associate professor of labour law, Aarhus University

Venue: Twin Auditoriums: Building 1324 room 025

The impact of the EU accession on promoting equal pay and female voices in Cyprus. 

Christiana Cleridou, Associated teaching staff, Frederick University, Nicosia and Legal Counsel Consumer Protection Service, Ministry of Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism, Nicosia.

Employee participation as a fundamental right – A possible tool to protect the employees’ right to respect for private life in the era of digitalisation and data protection

Katalin Bagdi, Ph.D. candidate (University of Debrecen, Faculty of Law, Hungary), Trainee lawyer

10.00 -10.30

Coffee break

Venue: Twin Auditoriums: Building 1324 room 011 and 025

10.30-12.30

Panel 3: Remedies

Twin Auditoriums: Building 1324 room 025

‘The right to have rights’ – a reminder of what the EU offers regarding remedies and what is available otherwise ….

Tonia Novitz, Professor of labour law, University of Bristol

National remedies for breach of social clauses in public contracts – a clash between the free movement of services (EU), protection of the level of pay (ILO) and multiple agreements at national level.

Henrik Karl Nielsen, Barrister to the Danish Supreme Court, Koch/Christensen Law Firm, Copenhagen.

The hybrid labour law and the “enforcement” of fundamental, international labour rights

Niklas Bruun, Professor Emeritus of Law, Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki.

Moderator: Graham Butler, Associate Professor of EU Law, Aarhus University

12.30-13.15

Lunch

Venue: Aarhus BSS Cafeteria, first floor, building 1321

13.30-15.15

Workshop sessions 6 and 7

 

Session 6: Discrimination – general topics

Chair: Fernando Fita Ortega, professor of employment and social security law, University of Valencia

Venue: Twin Auditorium: Building 1324 room 011

Can the use of online targeted advertising in job adverts constitute age discrimination?

Christian Højer Schjøler, Assistant Professor, University of Southern Denmark, Odense

EU and ILO Fundamental Rights Influence on Employer’s Freedom of Contract and Individual’s Right to Non-Discrimination at the Hiring Stage: the Georgian Perspective

Zakaria Shvedlidze, Adjunct professor in labour law, Tbilisi State University, Faculty of Law, Georgia

The prohibition of discrimination in labor relations: constitutional dimension

Saria B. Nanba, leading research fellow, the Institute of Legislation and Comparative Law under the Government of the Russian Federation.

 

Session 7: Freedom of Association – the right to strike

Chair: Ivana Grgurev, professor, dr., chair of labour law and social security law, University of Zagreb

Venue: Twin Auditorium: Building 1324 room 025

Ratione personae of the right to strike. Building a new model of a strike for non-standards workers in Poland

Piotr Grzebyk, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., University of Warsaw, Poland

The development of the right to collective action in the ECtHR, interplay with ILO Conventions, the European Social Charter and national law.

Stein Evju,  Professor Emeritus of labour law, Department of Private Law, Oslo University, and Honorary Professor, Department of Law, Aarhus University

15.15-15.30

Closing address

Venue: Twin Auditorium: Building 1324 room 011

15.30

Wines, gin & tonics, beer, soda and nibbles. Goodbyes.