Speakers

Edoardo ALES

Chiara APPENDINO

Takashi ARAKI

Janice BELLACE

Nino BOETI

Marina BROLLO

Arturo Sergio BRONSTEIN

Ferran CAMAS RODA

Giuseppe CASALE

Sergio CHIAMPARINO

Claudio COMINARDI

Jesús CRUZ VILLALÓN

Isabelle DAUGAREILH

Kübra DOĞAN YENİSEY

Maria Katia GARCIA LANDABURU

Adrián GOLDIN

Elías GONZÁLEZ-POSADA

Sugeno KAZUO

Thomas KOCHAN

Mariella MAGNANI

Franz MARHOLD

Rolando MURGAS TORRAZZA

Adalberto PERULLI

Alberto PIZZOFERRATO

Margarita Isabel RAMOS QUINTANA

Guy RYDER

Jean Michel SERVAIS

Michal SEWERYNSKI

Paolo TOSI

Tiziano TREU

Bernd WAAS

Manfred WEISS

Humberto VILLASMIL PRIETO

Edoardo ALES

Edoardo Ales (Rome, 1968) is, since 2002, Full Professor of Labour and Social Security Law at the University of Cassino and Southern Lazio. From 1996 to 2000, he was Lecturer in Labour and Social Security Law at the University of Rome Tor Vergata. He teaches also at LUISS – G. Carli (Rome) and at Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien. He has coordinated several national and international research project in his field of interest and cooperated several time with the European Institutions (Commission and Parliament) and national labour authorities in Italy and in France. He is expert in European Labour and Social Security (coordination) Law, in European Employment and Social Inclusion Policy, in Italian, German and Austrian Labour and Social Security Law. From 2001 to 2004, he has been national expert for Italy within the DGV Network of experts on Free Movement of Workers coordinated by the Max-Planck-Institute for Social Security Law in Munich. Since 2018 is national expert of MoveS. Since 2006, he is member of the Scientific Committee and national expert for Italy of the European Labour Law Network (now ECE). He has published and edited several books on individual and collective labour law as well as Health and Safety Law. He is author of several essays on international and national Labour and Social Security Law published in national and international journals. Together with O. Deinert, M. Bell and Sophie Robin-Olivier, he is editing the International and European Labour Law Commentary for Nomos-Hart-Bloomsbury. Since 2012, he is Coordinator of the International and Editorial Activities of the Marco Biagi Fundation. He is co-editor of the “Rivista del Diritto della Sicurezza Sociale” and member of the board of Directors of the “Giornale di Diritto del Lavoro e delle Relazioni Industriali”.

Chiara APPENDINO

Mayor of Torino since June 2016, she has served as Member of the City Council and as Vice Chairman of the Budget Committee of the City of Torino during the last 5 years. Graduated in International Management and Economics, she also holds a Master in Management Audit and
Planning, both earned at the University “Luigi Bocconi” in Milano. Born in 1984, she has been working for six years in her family’s firm as Financial Manager and previously she has been Controller in Juventus Football Club S.p.A.

Takashi ARAKI

Takashi Araki is professor of law at the University of Tokyo and former Dean of its Law School. He is an award-winning author of two comparative books on German, US and Japanese labor and employment law, and editor of more than ten English books on comparative labor law.
In Japan, he is currently the vice-president of the Central Labor Relations Commission, and Chair of Working Conditions Committee, Labor Policy Council in the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare. Internationally, he is the former vice-president of the ISLSSL and actively involved in comparative labor studies. He has been a visiting scholar and professor at several institutions worldwide, including Harvard Law School (1990-91, 2013-14), the Catholic University of Leuven (1991-92), Columbia Law School (1997), Cambridge University (2000-01), University of Illinois College of Law (2001) and Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main (2014, 2015).

Janice BELLACE

Janice Bellace is the Samuel Blank Professor of Legal Studies, and Professor of Legal Studies, Business Ethics and Management, at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

Professor Bellace was a member of the ILO’s Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations from 1995 – 2010.  In her final two years, she chaired the committee.
This year she was appointed a judge on the World Bank Administrative Tribunal.

For more than ten years, she was the general editor of the Comparative Labor Law Journal, and upon stepping down from that position in 1997 she became a senior editor of the Journal.
She is on the editorial board of the International Journal of Labour Law and Industrial Relations, and several non-American journals of law and industrial relations.

Professor Bellace is currently treasurer of the International Society of Labour and Social Security Law.
She was president of the International Labour and Employment Relations Association from 2009 – 2012 during which time she organized the 2012 world congress in Philadelphia, which focused on “the Governance of Work in a Global Economy.”

Active in several American professional organizations, she was president of the Labor and Employment Relations Association (of the United States) in 2016-2017.   She is a former Secretary of the Section on Labor and Employment Law of the American Bar Association.  She is presently co-chair of the Public Review Board of the United Auto Workers.

Professor Bellace was the founding president of Singapore Management University in 1999.

Professor Bellace is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, where she received her bachelor’s and juris doctor degrees.  She also has a master’s degree from the London School of Economics, and an honorary doctorate in economics from Sydney University.

Nino BOETI

Born on 7 February 1953 in Taurianova (RC)
Graduated in Medicine, specialist in Orthopaedics and Traumatology. Since 1981, he has been working at the Maria Adelaide Hospital in Turin, where he was a first-level Medical Officer and head of operations unit. He began the political-administrative activity in 1990; he was Councillor for Sports and Culture of Rivoli for five years, while from 1995 to 2004 he was Mayor of the City. During the same period, he was President of the Assembly of mayors of ASL 5 (Azienda Sanitaria Locale) and of the Rivoli-Rosta-Villarbasse Social welfare Consortium. Re-elected in the City Council of Rivoli, as a leader of the DS, he resigned in May 2007. In 2005 he was elected for the first time in the Regional Council in the DS list of Turin, he joined the Democratic Party group, formed in November 2007, he was deputy leader and Vice-President of the Special Commission of Investigation on the Mauriziano, Member of Commissions II, III, IV, VI Post-Olympics and Investigation on the Association Grinzane Cavour. In the IX th Legislature, he was part of Commissions III, IV, V, VI
of Investigation for the promotion of the culture of legality. Nino Boeti was re-elected in 2014 (proportional share) in Turin with 6.456
votes. On 30 June, during the seat of the establishment of the X th Legislature, he was elected Vice-President of the Regional Council.
On 10 April 2018, he was elected President of the Regional Council.

Marina BROLLO

Marina Brollo is Full Professor of Labour Law at the University of Udine, Director of the Department of Legal Sciences, member of the Academic Senate.
President of AIDLASS (Italian Association of Labour Law and Social Security).
Member of the Working team ANVUR “Libri e riviste scientifiche”.
Commissioner for National Scientific Qualification Committee for Labor Law.
Member of the Board of Regence, with functions of Censor, at the Bank of Italy (Trieste).
She is the author of more than one hundred pubblications concerning Labor Law issues, emploiment relationship, Labour Market Law and Equal opportunities.
She was Dean of Economics Faculty, President of the Equal Opportunities Committee, President at Guarantee Committee, Rector’s Delegate to Human Resorces, member of the Institutional Affairs Committee, Director of the Department of Legal Sciences.
More info: http://people.uniud.it/page/marina.brollo

Arturo Sergio BRONSTEIN

  • Full name: Arturo Sergio Bronstein
  • Nationality: Argentine/France
  • Resides in Punta del Este, Uruguay
  • Attorney at Law, Buenos Aires University, 1967
  • Joined ILO in 1974 in the Labour Law and Labour Relations Branch
  • Head of the ILO Labour Legislation Section, 1981
  • Director of ILO Multidisciplinary Team for Central America, Mexico, Haiti, Dominican Republic and Cuba, in San José de Costa Rica, 1996-2000
  • Deputy Director of the ILO Government, Labour Law and Administation Department, 2000-2001
  • ILO Senior Labour Law Policy Adviser 2001-2005
  • ILO Consultant on the reform of Labour Law of many ILO Members, such as Cambodia, El Salvador, Serbia, Slovakia, Sri Lanka, Ukraine and others
  • Secretary General ISL&SS 2001-2012
  • Honorary President ISL&SSL 2012 onwards
  • Full Member of the Ibero-American Academy of Labour and Social Security Law
  • Professor of Labour Law, Centro Latinoamericano de Economía Humana, Punta del Este, Uruguay
  • Visiting Professor, Universities of Paris X-Nanterre, York (Ontario), Sydney and Monash (Australia). Teaches International Labour Law and International Human Rights Law
  • Author of more than 100 publications on Labour Law including International and Comparative Labour Law: Current Challenges, ILO/Palgrave Macmillan; 2009 and Derecho Internacional del Trabajo, Astrea, Buenos Aires 2013

Ferran CAMAS RODA

Professor of Labour and Social Security Law and Director of the Chair of Immigration, Rights and Citizenship, University of Girona.

In addition to his teaching and research work as Professor of Labour Law and Director of the Chair of Immigration (University of Girona), Dr. Camas Roda is a Socieux+ EU international expert on Labour and Employment. He has also been appointed guest lecturer at the University of Perpignan (France), lecturer for the Open University of Catalonia, and member of the advisory board of the Barcelona law firm, Sagardoy Abogados.

In his role as Professor of Labour and Social Security Law, he lectures at the University of Girona notably in the Law Degree and the Master’s Degree in Work, Labour Relations and Human Resources.

His research work is focused on the areas of immigration and the labour market; employment and vocational training; EU Social Law and the free movement of workers; working conditions and workplace health and safety, and finally, the division of powers between the State and the Autonomous Communities with regard to Labour Relations.

As a result of his research, Dr. Camas has published several books and articles in specialist journals, including the monograph Decent Work and Immigrants in Spain, published in 2016 by Editorial Huygens, and a chapter entitled EU Immigration Policies in the co-authored work Major Current Debates in Labour Law and Social Protection. Studies in Memory of Dr. Manuel Ramón Alarcón Caracuel, published in 2016 by the Andalusia Labour Relations Board. And finally, his article on the prohibition of discrimination against families of workers who have exercised their right to freedom of movement from obtaining social benefits was published in 2017 for the journal Trabajo y Derecho.

To conclude, it should be noted that Dr. Camas Roda is a member of the editorial board of the journal Modulema (a scientific journal on Cultural Diversity) and honorary member of the editorial board of Juruá Editorial and “Consinter” (International Board of Contemporary Postgraduate Studies).

Giuseppe CASALE

Deputy Director of the International Training Centre of the ILO, Director of the Turin School of Development and Secretary-General of the International Society of Labour and Social Security Law based in Geneva.
He is Visiting Professor at the University Ca’ Foscari of Venice.
Mr Casale lectured in comparative labour law and industrial relations at the University of Florence and at the University of Bari, and in international labour law at the University of Gorizia. He was a research fellow in international law at the Johns Hopkins University and teaching-fellow in the history of ideas, history of law, industrial and labour relations at UCLA.
He is a member of several European and international research and scientific committees. He is the author of books and articles on comparative and international labour law, industrial and employment relations.

Sergio CHIAMPARINO

President of Piedmont Region since 25 May, 2014.

Born in Moncalieri, on 1 st September 1948. After reaching a diploma in accounting, he graduated with honours in Political Science at the University of Turin. In 1974, he performed the military service in the Alpini corp. He started his career as researcher for the University of Turin, for which, from 1975 to 1980, he coordinated the Economic planning for the Piedmont Region. During the same period, he served as Councillor to the City of Moncalieri. At the beginning of his university and political activities, he maintained a strong connection with the local community, with a focus on the economic and social aspects.
Between 1985 and 1987, he developed an international experience serving as official at the European Parliament. After returning to Piedmont, he became leader of the CGIL trade union, improving his knowledge on the labour market, its dynamics and the local development.
In 1991, he was appointed Secretary of the PDS party, firstly at the provincial and then at the regional level; he maintained that position until 1996, when he was elected member of the Chamber of Deputies to the Italian Parliament. His first mandate as Mayor of Turin was in 2001, and he was re-elected in 2006. From 2009 to 2011, he also served as President of ANCI (National Association of Italian Municipalities). In May 2012, he was appointed Chair of the “Compagnia di San Paolo”, a position that he resigned in February 2014, in order to submit his candidature as President of the Piedmont Region. On 25 May 2014, he was elected President of the Piedmont Region and from July 2014 to December 2015, he served as President of the Conference of Italian Regions and Autonomous Provinces.

Claudio COMINARDI

Sottosegretario di Stato del Ministero del Lavoro e delle Politiche Sociali.
Classe 1981, tecnico della gestione aziendale a indirizzo informatico, lavora da quasi vent’anni come disegnatore-programmatore-attrezzista nel settore metalmeccanico/chimico plastico delle Piccole e Medie Imprese.
Nella XVII Legislatura è stato deputato M5S e membro della XI Commissione Lavoro Pubblico e Privato. Rieletto il 4 marzo 2018.
Da anni si dedica allo studio del fenomeno della disoccupazione tecnologica e nel 2014 ha presentato la prima risoluzione sul tema, nonché una mozione sulla robotica e l’intelligenza artificiale (2017).
È stato promotore di “Lavoro 2025”, ricerca predittiva e interdisciplinare che analizza l’evoluzione del lavoro nel prossimo decennio.
Nella XVIII legislatura – come membro del Governo – è stato tra gli artefici del Decreto Dignità.

Jesús CRUZ VILLALÓN

Full professor in Labour Law and Social Security. Seville University (Spain)

Director of the Labour Law and Social Security Department Seville University

Director of the Labour Affairs Industrial Relations and Social Welfare Andalusia

Review

Expert Advisor of the Andalusia Council of Labour Relations

Referee of the Interconfederal Mediation and Arbitration Service and the

Andalusian Extrajudicial Collective Labour Disputes Resolution

Most relevant publications: Labour Law Summary (2017), Outsourcing and Industrial Relations Effects (2009), The Commented Workers’ Statute (2003), Work Tasks Modifications (1983), Workers Representatives in the Company and the Group (1992), Labour Arbitration after the Legislative Reform, Outsourcing and Industrial Relations (1995), Institutions of Labour Procedural Law (1995) and Readings in the Labour Reform Process (1991)

Expert Advisor of the Economic and Social Council of Spain (2005-2009; 2011-2013)

President and Vicepresident of the Labour Law and Social Security Spanish Association (2008-2017)

He holds the San Raimundo of Peñafort Cross of Honour

Dean of the Law Faculty of the University of Cadiz (1998-2002)

Technical assistant to diverse Central and South American in the framework of the project Eurosocial (FIIAPP)

Isabelle DAUGAREILH

Isabelle Daugareilh is a CNRS research director. She is the Director of COMPTRASEC (Centre for Comparative Labour and Social Security Law), UMR CNRS 5114 at Bordeaux University. She is a specialist in international and comparative labour law and has been teaching in several Master’s programmes at Bordeaux University and the Bordeaux Institute for Political Studies since 1990. She is an associate researcher at CRIMT (Interuniversity Research Centre on Globalization and Work) in Canada. She has worked with the European parliament as an expert on decent work in developing countries. In April 2017, she was a guest expert at ILO in the context of the organization’s centenary: “The future of work we want: a global dialogue – An ILO centenary Initiative  -Work and Society.” She was one of a group of experts brought together by ETUI-ETUC in June 2017 to reflect on a Scenario building: “Shaping the digital economy 2030, From research to action.”

Her research focuses on the social dimension of economic globalization, corporate social responsibility, the social impact of digitization of the economy, and international migration.

She is currently leading a research project funded by the Nouvelle Aquitaine Region on: “The platform economy and its impact on work and organizations” (2018-2021). She is also a partner in an international research project: “Institutional experimentation for a better work” (2017-2024), led by CRIMT and funded by SSRH in Canada. She coordinated a European research project on the corporate social responsibility of European multinationals in the context of the 6th FPRDT (ESTER 2004-2007). She directed research project funded by the Aquitaine region on: “Corporate social responsibility, a vector for labour law in globalization“, October 2007-October 2012. She participated in the ANR led by Nicolas Postel (Clerse-Lille) on: “Social responsibility and environmental enterprises: institutional transition or the return of paternalism?” (RSTI – 2009-2012).

Kübra DOĞAN YENİSEY

Prof. Dr. Kübra Dogan Yenisey is professor of Labour and Social Security Law at Istanbul Bilgi University and the general secretary of Turkish Association of Labour and Social Security Law.
She went to Switzerland as scholarship holder of Swiss Confederation and studied labour and social security law in University of Geneva. She earned her Ph.D. by her thesis on ‘La
modification du contrat de travail, Etude de droit suisse et de droit français’ (published by Schultess) in 2000. She has authored and edited many books and numerous articles on individual
and collective labour law issues, as well as on the harmonization of Turkish law with EU regulations. She is the founder director of the Comparative Labour and Social Security Law Research Center at Istanbul Bilgi University.

Maria Katia GARCIA LANDABURU

Abogada de la Universidad de Lima (Perú), Máster en Derecho Empresarial de la Universidad de Lima, Magister en Derecho del Trabajo y de la Seguridad Social de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP). Profesora de la PUCP, ha participado en el dictado del curso Derecho Internacional del Trabajo de la Facultad de Derecho, de los cursos Pragmática de las Relaciones Colectivas de Trabajo, Globalización y Trabajo Decente, y Contratación Laboral del Programa de Segunda Especialidad en Derecho del Trabajo y de la Seguridad Social, y del curso Dimensión Laboral de la Responsabilidad Social Empresarial de la Maestría en Relaciones Laborales. Ex miembro de la directiva de la Sociedad Peruana de Derecho del Trabajo y de la Seguridad Social.

Adrián GOLDIN

Emeritus Professor of Labour Law of the Universidad of Buenos Aires. He was visiting professor at the Université de Paris 2 by decision of the Rector of the Academy of Paris and at the Université de Nantes and   resident researcher at the Institut d’études avancées (Nantes). He was invited by the Professors’ Assembly of the Collège de Paris to lecture there.

He was former President of the International Society for Labour and Social Security Law, and its current Honorary President. Also full member of the Academia Iberoamericana de Derecho del Trabajo and former President of the Asociación Argentina de Derecho del Trabajo.

He is Editorial Adviser of the International Labour Review, member of the Advisory Board of the Comparative Labour Law & Policy Journal, of the Editorial Committee of Revue de droit comparé du travail et de la sécurité sociale and of the Advisory Councils of the Spanish journals Revista General de Derecho del Trabajo (Madrid) and Trabajo y Derecho (Madrid).

Elías GONZÁLEZ-POSADA

BECAS, AYUDAS Y PREMIOS RECIBIDOS (ENTRE OTROS).

Beca de ayuda a la investigación en el extranjero para Profesores Universitarios. Estancia en la Universidad de Bolonia, baja la dirección de los Profesores Romagnoli y Marco Biagi (BOE 14 de agosto de 1987).

OTROS MÉRITOS:

  • Director del Departamento de Derecho Mercantil, Trabajo e  Internacional Privado de la Universidad de Valladolid.
  • Magistrado de Trabajo suplente de las Magistraturas de Valladolid, nombrado por el  Consejo General del Poder Judicial (año judicial 1986-87).
  • Socio Honorario de la Asociación Española de Derecho del Trabajo y la Seguridad Social. 1997.
  • Mediador Nacional en materia de Conflictos Colectivos de Trabajo.
  • Miembro Consejo asesor de la Revista de Ciencias del Trabajo.
  • Miembro del Comité Ejecutivo de la Revista General de Derecho del Trabajo y de la Seguridad Social.
  • Miembro del Comité científico y de valoración de la Revista Derecho de las Relaciones Laborales. Grupo Francis Lefebvre.
  • Secretario General de la Revista General de Derecho del Trabajo y de la Seguridad Social, hasta el año 2010.

Sugeno KAZUO

Prof. Emeritus, Univ. of Tokyo (2004-); Member, Japan Academy (2008-); Honorary President, ISLSSL (2009-)

Born in Tokyo (1943); BL, Univ. of Tokyo (1966); Associate Prof. (1971-80), Prof. (1980-2004) & Dean (2002-04), Graduate School & Faculty of Law, Univ. of Tokyo; Visiting Scholar, Yale (1974-75) & Michigan (1975-76) Law Schools; Visiting Prof., Harvard Law School (1985-86); Research Fellow, St. Catherine’s & St. Anthony’s Colleges, Oxford Univ. (1995-96); Executive Member (mid-1980s-) & President (2006-09), ISLSSL; Chair, Labour Policy Council, Ministry of Health, Labour & Welfare (2005-07); Chair, Central Labour Commission (2006-13); President, Japan Institute for Labour Policy & Training (2013-2018); Author of ‘Labour Law,’ (1st ed. 1985-11th ed. 2017), standard textbook of Japanese labour law, translated to English & Korean, & to Chinese (underway); Taught more than twenty academics teaching labour law in East Asia; Bob Hepple Award by Labour Law Research Network (2017)

Thomas KOCHAN

Thomas A. Kochan is the George M. Bunker Professor of Work and Employment Relations at MIT’s Sloan School of Management, Co-Director of the MIT Institute for Work and Employment Research, and was Chair of the MIT Faculty from 2009 to 2011. He received his Ph.D. in Industrial Relations from the University of Wisconsin in 1973.  He is past president of the Industrial Relations Research Association and the International Industrial Relations Association.  Among his recent books are:  Restoring the American Dream:  A Working Families Agenda for America (2005) and Labor Relations in Emerging Economies (2015) (with Harry Katz and Alex Colvin) and Shaping the Future of Work:  A Handbook for Action and a New Social Contract (2017) (with Lee Dyer).

His teaching on-campus and on-line teaching focuses on actions needed by individuals, employers, government, labor organizations, and educators to shape the future of work in ways that  help heal the divides in society and build a more inclusive economy and broadly shared prosperity.

He is a member of the National Academy of Human Resources and the National Academy of Arbitrators and is a Fellow of the Labor and Employment Relations Associations.

Mariella MAGNANI

Ordinario di Diritto del lavoro nella facoltà di giurisprudenza dell’Università di Pavia, dove dirige anche il Corso di perfezionamento in Diritto del lavoro, è professoressa a contratto della stessa materia presso l’Università Luiss Guido Carli in Roma (2017-2018). Insegna anche presso le Scuola di Specializzazione per le Professioni Legali dell’Università degli Studi di Pavia ed all’Università Bocconi di Milano.
Autrice di numerose pubblicazioni in materia di diritto sindacale, del lavoro e della previdenza sociale, dal 2002 al 2009 è stata componente della Commissione di Garanzia per l’attuazione della legge sullo sciopero nei servizi pubblici essenziali, della cui pubblicazione periodica è stata responsabile. Dal 2013 è membro del Comitato scientifico Avvocati Giuslavoristi Italiani. È stata componente del consiglio direttivo dell’Associazione Italiana di Diritto del Lavoro e della Sicurezza Sociale (A.I.D.La.S.S.). È reporter per l’Italia dell’International Labour Law Reports, redattrice capo dei Quaderni di diritto del lavoro e delle relazioni industriali, condirettrice di Diritto delle Relazioni Industriali, membro del Comitato dei referee di Diritti Lavori Mercati. È stata membro del Comitato di direzione del Massimario di Giurisprudenza del Lavoro, del Comitato Editoriale di The International Journal of comparative labour law and industrial relations, nonché componente della direzione – e ora membro del comitato per la valutazione scientifica – di Argomenti di diritto del lavoro. È membro del Comitato di valutazione di Variazioni su temi di Diritto del Lavoro e del Comitato dei garanti di Labor.

Franz MARHOLD

After the habilitation in 1984 at the University of Vienna, Faculty of Law, in 1988 Franz Marhold was appointed Associate Professor for Labour and Social law at this Faculty. In 1990 he became Full Professor for civil law and related fields at the University of Konstanz. After 1996 he served as Full Professor for Labour Law and Social Security Law at the Karl-Franzens-University, Graz. In 2012 Franz Marhold became Full Professor for Austrian and European Labour Law and Social Security Law at the Vienna University of Economics and Business.

Professor Marhold is author of various publications for example ”Das neue Sozialrecht der EU”,  “Österreichisches Arbeitsrecht“ (together with Friedrich), „Europäisches Arbeitsrecht“ (together with Fuchs) or legal commentaries as Kommentar zum Angestelltengesetz”. He is member of the scientific advisory board of the Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Politics in Munich, member of the editorial board of ZIAS and ZESAR and Vice president of the Austrian Section of ISLSSL. Since 2014 he is president of the European Institute of Social Security, EISS, at Leuven.

Rolando MURGAS TORRAZZA

Nacido en Santiago de Veraguas, República de Panamá. Nacionalidad panameña. Profesor Emérito de la Universidad de Panamá. Miembro de la Comisión Redactora del Código de Trabajo de Panamá. Ex Viceministro y Ex Ministro de Trabajo y Bienestar Social. Ex Ministro de Educación. Ex Magistrado del Tribunal Electoral. Universidad de Panamá: Ex Decano de la Facultad de Derecho y Ciencias Políticas (en dos ocasiones); Ex Vicerrector Académico (en dos ocasiones); y Ex Rector Encargado. Consultor internacional contratado para diversas misiones y estudios por la Organización Internacional del Trabajo (OIT); el PNUD;  la CEPAL;  la Fundación para la Paz y la Democracia (FUNPADEM);  la Agencia Alemana de Cooperación Técnica (GTZ);  la Corte Suprema de Justicia de Honduras. Doctorado Honoris Causa en Humanidades, Universidad Paulo Freire, Managua, Nicaragua. Doctorado Honoris Causa de la Universidad de Panamá, conferido en acto especial el 25 de abril de 2012. Vicepresidente de la Sociedad Internacional de Derecho del Trabajo y la Seguridad Social, para Norte, Centro América y el Caribe. Coordinador de las dos Comisiones Tripartitas para el Tratamiento Rápido de Quejas y para la Adecuación de la Legislación Laboral de Panamá a los Convenios de OIT, en materia de Libertad Sindical y Negociación Colectiva. Alrededor de 149 publicaciones (entre libros individuales o colectivos, artículos, etc.), ponencias y conferencias escritas. Participante en alrededor de 220 Congresos, Encuentros y Seminarios internacionales. Ha dictado conferencias en Panamá y en la mayoría de los países de América Latina (México, República Dominicana, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Colombia, Venezuela, Perú, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Ecuador, Brasil); en Belice; y en varios países de Europa (España y Portugal).

Adalberto PERULLI

Adalberto Perulli is Full Professor of Labour Law at the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and Visiting Professor at the University of Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense since 2000. He is the Director of a First Level Master in Global Economics and Social Affairs and Scientific Director of a First Level Master in Labour Law at the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. He did research and studies for the European Commission and for the International Labour Organization (ILO) of Geneva. Prof. Perulli has been rapporteur to the XVIII World Congress of Labour Law on “Labour Law and productive decentralization” in Paris, on 2006; He is Master EMA Director at EIUC (European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation). Among his publications: Perulli A., Treu T., (ed. by), Sustainable Development, Global Trade and Social Rights, Kluwer, 2018; Perulli A., Treu T., (ed. by), Enterprise and Social Rights, Kluwer, 2017; Perulli A., Sustainability, Social Rights and International Trade: The TTIP, in International Journal of Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations, vol. 32, 2015; Perulli A., Fundamental Social Rights, Market Regulation and EU External Action in International Journal Of Comparative Labour Law And Industrial Relations, vol. 30, 2014; Perulli A., Casale G., Towards the Single Employment Contract, Comparative Reflections, Hart Publishing, 2014; Perulli A., Economically dependent / quasi-subordinate (parasubordinate) employment: legal, social and economic aspects, European Commission, Brussels, 2002.

Alberto PIZZOFERRATO

Full Professor of Labour and Social Security Law at the School of Law, University of Bologna. Scientific Director of Labour Law Master degree at the University of Bologna since 2004.
He is author of more than 140 scientific publications (monographies, essays, comments), besides many other educational publications in journals and newspapers; he is part of scientific boards, as referee or editor, of main legal journals (Argomenti di diritto del lavoro, Rivista italiana di diritto del lavoro, Il Lavoro nelle Pubbliche amministrazioni, Il Diritto del Mercato del lavoro). Many public and private institutions benefit from his teaching activities. He has delivered speeches at about 200 national and international conferences in the last decade. In particular, he has been invited as speaker for Italy at the XI European Congress of International Society for Labour and Social Security Law, held in Dublin (IE) on September 2014; he has been the speaker at the Italian Congress of the Labour and Social Security Law Italian Association, held in Foggia on May 2015. Since 1994 he has been a Member of the Bologna Bar Association; since 2001 he has been admitted to practice before Upper Jurisdictions. He has been appointed as President or Member of several arbitration panels in labour and commercial disputes.

Margarita Isabel RAMOS QUINTANA

Catedrática de Derecho del Trabajo y de la Seguridad Social de la Universidad de La Laguna, vicepresidenta de la Asociación Española de Derecho del Trabajo y de la Seguridad Social y coordinadora del grupo de investigación Derecho del Trabajo y de la Seguridad Social- ULL. Ha sido miembro del Consejo Económico y Social (ES) y consejera de Empleo, Industria y Comercio del Gobierno de Canarias.

Entre sus campos de investigación destacan: migraciones laborales, igualdad de género en las relaciones laborales, derecho social europeo, negociación colectiva, derecho de huelga, contrato de trabajo, seguridad y salud ocupacional, y Seguridad Social. En estas materias ha liderado proyectos de investigación multidisciplinares. Ha realizado estancias de investigación en las universidades de Bologna (IT), Saint Etiènne (FR), Salamanca e Instituto Internacional de Sociología Jurídica (ES). Ha suscrito varios contratos de formación con la OIT y transferido resultados de investigación a entidades públicas.

Guy RYDER

Born in Liverpool (UK) in 1956, Guy Ryder studied Social and Political Sciences at the University of Cambridge and Latin American Studies at the University of Liverpool. He speaks French and Spanish as well as his mother tongue, English. He started his professional career in 1981 as assistant at the International Department of the Trade Union Congress in London.

From 1985, he held the position of Secretary of the Industry Trade Section of the International Federation of Commercial, Clerical, Professional and Technical Employees (FIET) in Geneva.

In 1988, Guy Ryder became Assistant Director and – from 1993 – Director of the Geneva office of the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU).

Guy Ryder first joined the International Labour Organization in 1998 as Director of the Bureau for Workers’ Activities and, from 1999, as Director of the Office of the Director-General. It was during this time that the ILO’s Decent Work Agenda was launched and won support from the international community.

In 2002, he was appointed General Secretary of the ICFTU, leading the process of global unification of the democratic international trade union movement. He was elected as first General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) when it was created in 2006. He headed international trade union delegations to high level talks with the UN, IMF, World Bank and WTO and to the G20 Leaders’ Summits.

In September 2010, Guy Ryder came back to the ILO in Geneva as Executive Director, responsible for international labour standards and fundamental principles and rights at work. Among other activities, he supervised the application of ILO Conventions and Recommendations. He also headed several high-level ILO missions to address a range of issues related to labour standards in countries such as Bahrain, Colombia, Fiji, Georgia, Greece, Myanmar and Swaziland.

Guy Ryder was elected as ILO Director-General by the ILO’s Governing Body in May 2012 and took office on 1 October 2012. On taking office, he pledged to position the Organization as a determined actor translating principle into action and ensuring that it had the capacity to make a major difference to the working lives of people on all of the continents. To support this he launched a major reform process geared to assuring the ILO’s authority on matters falling within its mandate.

Guy Ryder was re-elected as ILO Director-General by the ILO’s Governing Body on 7 November 2016 with overwhelming support across the “ILO’s tripartite constituency”. His next term started on 1 October 2017.

Jean Michel SERVAIS

Jean-Michel Servais, Doctor in Law from the Faculty of Law of the University of Liège (Belgium). He was awarded doctor honoris causa from the University Attila József (Szeged, Hungary).

He is a former Director of the International Labour Office (ILO). He joined the Organization in Geneva on an external competition in 1972. He was in particular Deputy Regional Director at the ILO Office for Asia and the Pacific in Bangkok (Thailand), Director of Operations at the ILO Office for Arab States in Beirut (Lebanon), research Coordinator at the ILO International Institute for Labour Studies and Special Advisor to the Director-General before leaving the Organization in 2005. He has a fluent command of English, French (mother tongue) and Spanish, and a passive knowledge of Catalan, Dutch, Italian and Portuguese.

He was elected Secretary-General (1988-2001) and later Honorary President of the International Society for Labour Law and Social Security. He has been Visiting Professor at the Faculties of Law of the Universities of Liege (1993-2015) and Gerona (2005 till now) and an associate member of COMPTRASEC (Centre of comparative labour and social security law, University Montesquieu, Bordeaux). He is member of various academic associations and of the scientific committee of several reviews. He has given courses and lectures in many universities and other institutions in various European and non-European countries. He participates at present in the project of the Collège de France “Vers un Ius commune universalisable?”.

He is the author of numerous books and articles in the field of international and comparative labour law and industrial relations. They have been published in French, English, Spanish, Bulgarian, German, Portuguese, Japanese, Russian and Greek. They include:

– International Labour Law (The Hague), Kluwer, 5th revised ed., 2017; French edition: Droit international du travail (Bruxelles), Larcier, 2015; Spanish edition, by Heliasta, Buenos Aires, 2011.

International Social Security Law in W. van Eeckhoutte (ed.), International Encyclopaedia for Social Security Law, 2d ed., The Hague, Kluwer, 2017.

Droit social de l’Union européenne (Brussels), 3rded. , Bruylant, 2017.

– «The International Labour Organization», in R. Blanpain (ed.): International Encyclopaedia of Laws (The Hague), Kluwer (third edition), 2011.

Droits en synergie sur le travail. Eléments de droits international et comparé du travail (Brussels), Bruylant, 1997. Portuguese translation: Elementos de Direito Internacional e Comparado do Trabalho (São Paulo), LTr, 2001.

Michal SEWERYNSKI

– professor and honorary President of Lodz University (Poland)
– visiting professor in many foreign universities (France, Spain, Switzerland, Japan and Canada)
– author, co-author and editor of 12 books and many articles on labour law, published in Polish, English, French and Spanish, among others: Polish Labour Law From Communism to Democracy, Publ. Dom Wydawniczy ABC, Warsaw 1999, Collective Agreements and Individual Contracts of Employment in Labour Law (ed.), Kluwer Law International 2003 and Handbook on Employee Involvement in Europe (co-edit. M. Weiss), Kluwer 2004
– former President of the Governmental Commission for Polish Labour Law Codification
– former member of the Pope’s Council for Laity
– former President of the International Society for Labour and Social Security Law
– former Polish Minister of Science and Higher Education
– Deputy Speaker of the Polish Senate

Paolo TOSI

Il Prof. Avv. Paolo Tosi, nato a Carrara il 25.3.1943, incaricato di diritto del lavoro presso la Facoltà di Economia e Commercio dell’Università Cattolica di Milano dal 1970 fino al 2005, è stato Ordinario di Diritto del Lavoro sin dal 1976, dapprima con cattedra alla Facoltà di Giurisprudenza di Palermo e in seguito, dal 1978 fino al 2013, presso la Facoltà di Giurisprudenza dell’Università di Torino.

Dal maggio 2015 è professore emerito di diritto del lavoro nella medesima Università.
Il Prof. Tosi è stato componente di numerose commissioni e organismi consultivi: tra questi l’Osservatorio permanente di Confindustria e il Comitato giuridico di Federmeccanica; la Commissione Giugni presso la Presidenza del Consiglio per la revisione del Protocollo di luglio 1993; la Commissione per le rappresentanze sindacali aziendali presso il Ministero del Lavoro; la Commissione presso il Ministero della Funzione Pubblica per il lavoro pubblico privatizzato.

E’ coautore, dalla metà degli anni ottanta del secolo scorso, del Manuale di Diritto del Lavoro più diffuso nelle Università italiane e autore di innumerevoli pubblicazioni (monografie, saggi e note a sentenza) in materia lavoristica e previdenziale.

Relatore in importanti convegni di settore, è condirettore della rivista Argomenti di Diritto del Lavoro edita da CEDAM.

Tiziano TREU

Tiziano Treu is a professor emeritus of Labour Law at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart of Milan. He has held the position of Minister of Labour in Dini and Prodi, and Minister of Transport in the D’Alema government.

Already Senator of the Republic, he was Chairman of the XI Senate Social Work and Social Security Committee.

Special Commissioner INPS (National Institute of Social Security)

President ISLSSL – International Society of Labour and Social Security Law
President of National Council for Labour and Economy

He is the author of numerous essays and volumes in labor law, trade union law and industrial relations, from Italian and comparative perspectives.

Bernd WAAS

Legal studies in Tübingen and Munich, Germany. Senior researcher at the Institute for Labour Law and Industrial Relations in the European Union (IAAEU), Trier, Germany. Feodor Lynen Research Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Doctorate and postdoctoral lecture qualification (Habilitation), Trier, Germany. Chair of Civil Law, Labour Law and Comparative Law at the University of Hagen, Germany. Director of the Institute of German and European Labour and Social Law (IDEAS) at the University of Hagen, Germany. Since 2009: Chair of Labour Law and Civil Law at the Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main.

Member of the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations. Coordinator of the European Labour Law Network (ELLN); Coordinator of the centre of expertise in the field of labour law, employment and labour market policies (ECE). Chair of the German Section of the International Society for Labour and Social Security Law. Member of the Advisory Board of the Labour Law Research Network.

Manfred WEISS

Born 1940. 1974 – 2008 full professor for labour law and civil law (first at the University of Hamburg and since 1977 at the Goethe University in Frankfurt). Professor emeritus since October 2008. Visiting Professor at many universities all over the world. 2000 – 2003 President of the International Labour and Employment Research Association (ILERA). 1990 – 1995 President of its German Branch (GIRA). 1998 – 2002 Deputy President of German Lawyers’ Association (DJT). For many years Consultant to the International Labour Organisation since 1980 and to the Commission of the EU since 1986. Many publications in German, European, International and Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations. Honorary Doctorates: Budapest (2005), Lima (2006), Bordeaux (2011), Northwest University (NWU) / South Africa (2015). Award of the Labour Law Research Network (LLRN) for outstanding contribution to Labour Law (2015)

Humberto VILLASMIL PRIETO

Abogado de la Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad Católica Andrés Bello de Caracas, Venezuela (1980). Cursó estudios de postgrado en la Universidad Autónoma de México (1981-82) y en la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (1990-93). Realizó el Curso de Especialización para Expertos Latinoamericanos en Problemas del Trabajo y Relaciones Laborales bajo el auspicio de la OIT (CIF de Turín), de la Universidad de Bologna y de la Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha (2000). Especialista principal en Normas internacionales del trabajo y relaciones laborales en la Oficina de la OIT para los Países del Cono Sur de América Latina con sede en Santiago de Chile.

Entre 2006-2016 se desempeñó como Especialista principal en Derecho del Trabajo en la Unidad de Derecho Laboral y Reforma del Departamento de Gobernanza y Tripartismo en la sede de la OIT en Ginebra y, entre 2001-2006, como Especialista principal en Legislación Laboral, Relaciones de Trabajo y Diálogo Social de la Oficina de la OIT para Centroamérica, Panamá, la República Dominicana y Haití (San José, Costa Rica). Integrante de la Cátedra Honorífica del Departamento de Derecho Social de la Facultad de Derecho de la UCAB. Es miembro de número de la Academia Iberoamericana de Derecho del Trabajo y de la Seguridad Social desempeñándose actualmente como Secretario General de la corporación. Ha sido profesor invitado de distintas universidades de Iberoamérica y de Italia y es autor de diversas publicaciones en el campo de su especialidad. Es presidente de la Seccional OIT de la SIDTYSS.

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