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Cursus: RGBOI0300
International and European Labour Law
Cursus informatie
Studiepunten (ECTS)7,5
Categorie / Niveau3 (Bachelor Gevorderd)
CursustypeCursorisch onderwijs
Aangeboden doorFaculteit Recht, Economie, Bestuur en Organisatie; Undergraduateschool REBO; Bachelor Rechtsgeleerdheid;
Contactpersoonmr. I. van der Helm
Telefoon+31 30 2534381
Contactpersoon van de cursus
mr. I. van der Helm
Overige cursussen docent
mr. I. van der Helm
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Overige cursussen docent
mr. dr. A.G. Veldman
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3  (06-02-2012 t/m 22-04-2012)
TimeslotA: MA-ochtend, DI-namiddag, WO-ochtend
Opmerking50% Dutch students, 50% Exchange students
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Inschrijven voor bijvakkersJa
Material issues: - Knowledge and insight as to main issues of International and European labour law, specifically the issues of work, working relations and social policy. - Deal with questions on direct effect of International and European labour law in national labour law. - Place issues in their (international and European) context. Skills: - Analyse - Presentation - Debate - Pleading

International and European Labour Law are gaining importance due to the process of globalisation of the economy and the ongoing integration of Europe. Moreover the recognition of the fundamental social rights on the international and European scale is resulting in a growing influence of the international and European labour law on the industrial relations and social policy of the states. So, national labour law will be increasingly shaped by international labour standards and more in particular by EC employment law.

The objective of this course is to familiarize the students from the various countries with the specific issues of the international and European labour law, its instruments and the way and forms the standards as laid down in the sever­al international legal sources, are implemented in and will affect the national legal systems.

The course contains three parts.

The first one is an introduction to the principles of international and European labour law. A dispatch will be given of the important international organisations and their power and competences to establish labour standards to be implemented in the national legislation and/or recognised in the case law of the countries: the International Labour Organisation, the Council of Europe and the European Community.

The second part will deal with some substantive issues of international and European labour law. Starting point are the fundamental social rights, as recognised in UN-Treaties, The European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), The European Social Charter and the EU Charter of fundamental rights. It is about 1. The freedom of association, the right to collective bargaining and the right of workers participation in business decisions. 2. The right to equal treatment, the prohibition of discrimination in employment on grounds of sex, race, age and religion. 3. The right to collective action.

The third and last part is a moot court, based on cases of international and/or European labour law.

Je moet voldoen aan de volgende eisen
  • Alle onderstaande cursussen zijn behaald
    • Introduction to Private Law (RGBG00120)
    • Introduction Const. And Adm. Law (RGBG00220)
    • Foundations of Dutch Law (RGBG00300)
    • Introduction to Criminal Law (RGBG00420)
Basic knowledge of European and International law and basic knowledge of labour / employment law
Voorkennis kan worden opgedaan met
For Dutch students: Kernvak IER (RGBK00250 en RGBK00260), Arbeidsrecht (RGBOA0210) en European Law (RGBOE0300).
Verplicht materiaal
Reader International and European Labour Law, Program and literature 2011-2012
Reader International and European Labour Law, Legislation and case law 2011-2012

During the lectures the students will be presented an overview of the subject matter, on going debates, backgrounds and juridical structures as well as important issues on the topic. Lectures will be in English.

Voorbereiding bijeenkomsten
Students are expected to prepare lectures in advance by studying the indicated literature and case law of the week.


- The tutorials in the first part of the course aim at building a theoretical basis.
- During the tutorials of the second part, issues of substantive International and European labour law will be discussed by means of questions and theses to be defended or rebulled.
- The last week of the course is reserved for a moot court. Students will practice pleading and argumentation.

Voorbereiding bijeenkomsten
- Tutorials: preparation of the subject matter by answering the tutorial questions published one week before the tutorial. In case the (typed) answers to the tutorial questions are handed in at the start of the tutorial a bonus will be added to your final mark (optional).
- Moot courts: writing either an applicant paper, defense paper or court decision (afterwards) in a subgroup of maximum of 4 students. Preparations of the oral presentation during the moot court sessions.

Paper and oral presentation
Minimum cijfer1

Paper written by a subgroup of students (quality of the argumentation and research), individual presentation of arguments at the moot court session itself.

Aspecten van academische vorming
Presenteren - een referaat/pleidooi voorbereiden, uitvoeren en evalueren
Discussieren, debatteren
Samenwerken met anderen, werken in teamverband

Schriftelijke toets
Minimum cijfer1

Knowledge and application of the materials dealt with.

Aspecten van academische vorming
Academisch denken, werken en handelen
Bestuderen en analyseren van informatie
Kennis hanteren in een bredere context

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