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Durham Law School co-hosts high-level conference on the future of labour regulation at the United Nations in Geneva

(21 July 2015)

The Regulating for Decent Work Conference, held on 8-10 July at the International Labour Office in Geneva, debated the future of labour regulation in the post-crisis era. The Conference was co-hosted by Durham Law School together with the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO) and other international academic institutions.

The Regulating for Decent Work Conference, held on 8-10 July at the International Labour Office in Geneva, debated the future of labour regulation in the post-crisis era. The Conference was co-hosted by Durham Law School together with the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO) and other international academic institutions.

 

The Conference was organized by the Network on Regulating for Decent Work – an international network that encourages interdisciplinary and globally comparative research on labour regulation. Dr McCann of Durham Law School is a co-founder of the Network and was a member of the 2015 Conference Organizing Committee.

 

The Conference brought together more than 300 researchers and policy-makers drawn from economists, lawyers, development specialists and representatives of governments, trade unions, employers’ organizations and civil society. Papers explored key issues at the frontline of the global debates on working life, including inequality, precariousness, the impact of austerity policies and the challenge of regulating novel and rapidly expanding forms of employment such as ‘crowdwork.’

 

On the 2015 RDW Conference, see Developing and Implementing Policies for a Better Future at Work, ILO Press Release and Deirdre McCann Addressing the Complex Realities of Post-Crisis Employment (ILO Comment and Analysis).

 

For further information about the Regulating for Decent Work project visit http://rdw.law.unimelb.edu.au/