Trade liberalization and labour rights

A.Y. 2019/2020
6
Max ECTS
42
Overall hours
SSD
IUS/07
Language
English
Learning objectives
This course aims at providing students with the legal tools to deal with the ongoing balance between the so called labour rights and the trend towards the phenomenon of trade liberalization. In particular the main learning outcomes are as follows:
· understanding the link between human rights and labour rights
· understanding the challenges in order to balance economic and social needs
· understanding the complexity of the levels, actors and sources involved
Expected learning outcomes
By the end of the course students should be able to:
· identify the main link between economic and social issues
· understand how deeply the on-going phenomenon called "trade liberalization" is affecting the labour rights
· critically evaluate the most important tools and strategies used in this field
· improve the legal language on this topic
Course syllabus and organization

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Lesson period
First semester
Syllabus
This course aims at providing students with the legal tools to deal with the international ongoing balance between the so called labour rights and the trend towards the phenomenon of trade liberalization.
The course is divided into three parts.
The first part of the course, after dealing with the key words (it means the main concepts related to "trade liberalization and labour rights", such as: globalization, free trade, fair trade, sustainable development, human rights, social rights) focuses on the levels (national, supranational, international, transnational), actors (States, Governmental and Non-Governmental Organizations, Trade unions, Corporations, Courts, Consumers) and sources (hard law versus soft law) involved in this field and their interactions.
The second part of the course is devoted to the study of the most important "worldwide issues" related to "trade liberalization and labour rights", including: Discrimination, Unionism, Child labour, Forced Labour, Migration, Labour Conditions.
The third part of the course analyses how some actors (in particular: the ILO, the EU, Italy) face the new challenges related to the aforesaid phenomenon.
Prerequisites, exams and assessment
No prior knowledge required
Teaching methods
The teaching will be delivered through frontal lessons (supported by slides downloadable from the ARIEL platform) in which a constant interaction with the students will be required. The attendance is recommended.
Teaching resources and bibliography
Attending students are required to study the material made available for them on the ARIEL website.
The book recommended for not attending students is: A. Perulli, T. Treu (edited by), "Sustainable Development, Global Trade and Social Rights", Wolters Kluwer, 2018.
Exam
The expected learning outcomes will be ascertained through an oral exam which will tend to verify the effective understanding of the complex dynamics related to the recent evolution of the European Union Labour Law.
To pass the exam an assessment of at least 18/30 is required. The final grade may always be refused by the student.
For the attending students - for whom exclusively the possibility to sit the exam before the formal sessions is foreseen - the oral exam will consist of two tests: a power point presentation on a subject chosen by the student among those covered by the programme and an oral interview. Both the tests (aimed at verifying the student's ability to apply the knowledge acquired in class) will take place according to the manner indicated in class.
IUS/07 - LABOUR LAW - University credits: 6
Lessons: 42 hours
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