UCL Faculty of Laws


Book launch of Philosophical Foundations of Labour Law

26 February 2019

The launch marked the publication of a new book which brings together leading scholars in law and philosophy from around the world to examine the philosophical foundations of labour law.

Philosophical Foundations of Labour Law book launch event

On Wednesday the 20th of February, the UCL Faculty of Laws opened the doors to Bentham House to mark the publication of Philosophical Foundations of Labour Law (Oxford University Press, 2018), co-edited by Professor Virginia Mantouvalou (Professor of Human Rights and Labour Law, UCL Laws), Professor Hugh Collins (Vinerian Professor of English Law, University of Oxford), and Professor Gillian Lester (Dean of the Law Faculty, Columbia University).  

The event was introduced by Professor Dame Hazel Genn (Professor of Socio-Legal Studies at UCL Laws). The introductory remarks were followed by thoughtful and engaging speeches by Professor Keith Ewing (King's College London), Professor Guy Mundlak (Tel Aviv University/UCL) and Karon Monaghan QC (Matrix Chambers/UCL). It was attended by a diverse audience, including contributors, colleagues, students, and others. The book is based on the 2016 Bentham House Conference, hosted at UCL Laws and supported by UCL and the Modern Law Review. 

Professor Virginia Mantouvalou said:

"We are delighted to have completed this long journey on the philosophical foundations of labour law project, which we started planning in 2014. We wouldn’t have been able to do it without the constant and generous support of the UCL Faculty of Laws, and we are very grateful for that."

You can read the full speech delivered by Karon Monaghan QC on the UK Labour Law Blog.