Trade liberalization and labour rights

A.A. 2018/2019
Crediti massimi
Ore totali
Obiettivi formativi
·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
·examining the most important case-law on this field
Risultati apprendimento attesi
By the end of the course students should be able to:
·identify the main link between economic and social issues
·understand how deeply trade liberalization affects labour rights
·critically evaluate the most important tools and strategies used in this field
·improve the legal language on this topic
Programma e organizzazione didattica

Edizione unica

Primo semestre
The course aims at providing students with legal tools to deal with the problems related to the phenomenon of trade liberalization which to some extent affects labour rights worldwide.
The course is divided into three parts.
The first part of the course, after dealing with 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), the actors (States, Governmental and Non-Governmental Organizations, Trade unions, Corporations, Courts, Consumers) and the 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 widespread 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 (the ILO, the EU, Italy, the USA, etc.) face the new challenges related to the aforesaid phenomenon.
Private law, Constitutional law. The knowledge of Italian Labour Law and Employment law is recommended
Students will be evaluated upon both their active participation to classes and the mark obtained in the final exam which is divided into two different parts: a power point presentation and an oral exam.
If interested in a final dissertation on Trade Liberalization and Labour Rights students are invited to contact Francesca Marinelli ([email protected])
Metodi didattici
There are two different programmes: the first one for the students who attend at least 75% of classes; the second one for the other students.
There is no difference between Erasmus and non Erasmus students.
A detailed syllabus will be provided at the beginning of the course.
Some lessons will be dedicated to the discussion of the most important case-law.
Materiale di riferimento
The study material will be available on ARIEL after each lesson

Suggested preparatory readings
T. TREU, Labour Law and Sustainable Development, in WP C.S.D.L.E. "Massimo D'Antona".INT, 130/2016 (
Lezioni: 42 ore
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