The Programme (download PDF-file)
09h30 – 10h00 Opening:
• ELDH/Haldane: Prof. Bill Bowring, ELDH President
• Unite: N.N.
10h00 – 11h45
1. The Future of Trade Union Rights, social rights (collective labour law, for a social Europe instead of a “social pillar):
- Esther Lynch, Confederal Secretary of ETUC, Brussels: For a Pillar of enforceable and universal social rights
- John Hendy QC, barrister, London (IER): The dilemma for trade union rights in Britain: caught between the EU and Free Trade Agreements
- Lorenzo Fassina, Rome (Head of the legal office of CGIL): CGIL’s strategy for defending and increasing individual and collective rights in Italy
- Marthe Corpet, CGT, Confederation Policy Advisor – International Department, Paris: Trade union rights in France under attack – CGT strategy
11h45 – 12h00 Coffee break
12h00 – 13h30
2. How to create more security for workers (concepts on national and European level for individual labour law for domestic and migrant workers)
- Klaus Lörcher, Germany, former ETUC legal advisor, former Legal Secretary of the Civil Service Tribunal of the European Union: The role of the European Social Charter for the protection of (migrant) workers’ rights, in particular after Brexit
- Ms. Dr Sanja Cukut Krilic, Research Fellow, Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Slovenia: Insecurities and vulnerabilities of migrant and posted workers: the need for information provision
- Sergey Saurin, Centre for Social and Labour Rights (CSLR), lawyer, Moscow: The impact of European labour standards on Russian labour law and enforcement practice
13h30 – 14h15 Lunch
14h15 – 16h00
3. How to defend the rights of refugees and migrants. The impact of Brexit and EU policy.
- Frances Webber, Institute of Race Relations: Brexit, refugees and the hostile environment
- Lionel Crusoé, lawyer, Paris: The effect of Brexit on refugees and forced migrants
- Karl Kopp, Director of European Affairs, PRO ASYL, Frankfurt/Main: Perspectives for the defence of Human Rights for Refugees in Europe. The impact of Brexit.
- Alison Harvey, barrister, London: The trafficked and the new undocumented post Brexit
16h00 – 16h15 Coffee break
16h15 – 18h00
4. European Democracy and human rights – between (Br)Exit and the rule of exception (How to develop European Democracy, how to fight non-democratic developments in EU states;):
- Prof. Andreas Fisahn, Bielefeld: : The lack of democracy and the future of the union
- Prof. Steve Peers, Essex
- Dr. Marco Inglese, Faculty of Law, University of Fribourg, Switzerland: The European Citizens’ Initiative: an effective tool to boost democratic participation?
- Julian Bild, Solicitor: Anti-trafficking and Labour Exploitation Unit (speaking in a personal capacity): The EU: A help or hindrance?
18h00 – 18h30 Closing: Thomas Schmidt ELDH Secretary General
Hotels within walking distance of venue:
- Premier Inn 1 Dukes Road WC1H 9PJ
- Holiday Inn, Coram St WC1N 1HT
- Best Western 6 Queen Square WC1N 3AT
Other information: The Conference Centre is close to Holborn Tube station(central line) and many buses
Registration: Dowload the registration form (PDF form)
50 GBP in cash – or 55 EURO to be transfered to the ELDH bank account
(free for trade union members, students, pensioners, jobless)
Free Palestinian/Lebanese lunch included. Each person will have an individual meal, based on what they specified when registering. Please indicate by email before 6 November 2017. Please indicate by email on the registration form before 6th November which option you would like from the following:
- and if you need a non-gluten meal or have any other food intolerance.
If you don’t specify you will be given a vegetarian meal.
Please transfer to the ELDH bank account (see below) or in cash at the conference
- Beneficiary: EJDM e.V.,
- Bank: Postbank AG, Dortmund, Germany
- IBAN: DE78 4401 0046 0334 6974 62
- BIC: PBNKDEFF440