Trade liberalization and labour rights

A.Y. 2020/2021
6
Max ECTS
42
Overall hours
SSD
IUS/07
Language
English
Learning objectives
The 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 course aims at:
- Analyzing the source, the levels and the actors involved;
- Examining similarities and differences between human rights and labour rights;
- Understanding the main legal issues and the challenges involved in balancing the economic interests with the social needs;
- Developing critical-thinking skills.
Expected learning outcomes
By the end of the course, students should:
- Have advanced knowledge of the topic;
- Be able to identify and analyse the legal issues related to the topic;
- Conduct basic research on the topic;
- Think about the topic in a critical way.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
First semester
TEACHING METHODOLOGY
The lessons will be held on Microsoft Teams and followed both synchronously and asynchronously as they are recorded.
PROGRAMME AND REFERENCE MATERIAL
Both the programme and the material will not be changed by the Covid-19 emergency.
EVALUATION CRITERIA
Because of Covid-19 the exam will take place orally through Microsoft Teams.
Course 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 for admission
No prior knowledge required.
Teaching methods
The teaching activity will be delivered through frontal lessons, supported by slides downloadable from ARIEL, in which a constant interaction with the students will be required.
The attendance is recommended.
Teaching Resources
Students are required to study the material made available on ARIEL.
Assessment methods and Criteria
The expected learning outcomes will be ascertained through an oral exam which will tend to verify the student's ability to apply the knowledge acquired during the course.
To pass the exam an assessment of at least 18/30 is required.
The final grade may be refused by the students who will be allowed to resit the exam the following session.
The evaluation criteria will be related to the student's ability in re-elaborating the notions acquired.
IUS/07 - LABOUR LAW - University credits: 6
Lessons: 42 hours
Professor(s)
Reception:
by appointment
on Microsoft-Teams