29 July 2013

JOURNAL: Revue de droit comparé du travail et de la sécurité sociale/Comparative Labour Law and Social Security Review

I just received the following notice about the Revue de droit comparé du travail et de la sécurité sociale (the Comparative Labour Law and Social Security Review). 

The journal is a publication of the Centre for Comparative Labour and Social Security Law (COMPTRASEC):

Eight national « Studies » covering Europe (Germany, Russia, Bulgaria, Poland, Hungary and Turkey), America (USA, Canada and Chile), Asia (Thailand) and Africa (Ivory Cost) compose this first 2013 issue of our Review.

The topics covered by those doctrinal papers are timely and various (international labour law, discrimination, transnational norm-building networks, collective labour relations, constitutionnalisation of the social rights, right to retirement, workers' freedom of movement, temporary work). Lance Compa (Industrial Labour Relations School – Cornell University) opens this issue with the analysis of the international labour standards violation by European companies (notably 2 French companies) located in the USA, especially regarding the freedom of association. Nanga Silue (Université Alassane Ouattara) discusses the current Ivorian approach of the non-discrimination principle emancipating the mere transposition of rules from French law. The potential for improvement in support of a more civilized world order held by the transnational norm-building networks is the topic of Ulrich Mückenberger study (Université de Hambourg and Université de Brême). Precious observations about the historical evolution of the collective labour relations in Turkey are offered by Melda Sur (Université Dokuz Eylül – Izmir); with judicious comparative light on the social rights constitutionnalisation in Eastern European countries and Russia by Anna Alexandrova (Université d’État de Penza). Pablo Arellano Ortiz (Université Austral du Chili) exposes the Chilean case of equal protection for retirement by gender, since the 2008 pension reform, analyzing the foundations through the notion  of positive discrimination. Workers' freedom of movement within the Economic Community Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), essential to cope with globalization, still have few restrictions to the regional integration as Suphasit Taweejamsup (Université Chulalongkorn -  Bangkok) points out. Finally, a comparative analysis of two different legal regimes - France and Québec - is given by Laurence Léa Fontaine (Université du Québec (Montréal)).

The thematic chapter of the next issue (2013/2) will be devoted to «The Maritime Labour Convention (2006) of the ILO: a response to the challenge of globalization». Coordonnated by Alexandre Charbonneau, this issue will include various contributions presenting the national social reform, due to the convention ratification. A peculiar attention will be drawn to the Community law and to the enforcement control of the Maritime Labour Convention. 

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