UCL Faculty of Laws


Labour Law Research Network Conference in Chile

26 June 2019

Four of our UCL Laws PhD students presented their research at the conference

3 out of the 4 UCL Laws PhD students at the LLRN conference in Chile

In June 2019, the the third Labour Law Research Network (LLRN) conference took place in Valparaiso, Chile. The conference is a biennial international labour conference attended by hundreds of labour law scholars from across the world. UCL was represented by four current and former PhD students, who presented their research. Their talks were extremely well received.

The topics of their conference presentations were as follows:

  • Natalie Sedacca, (PhD candidate, UCL Laws) 'Domestic work, labour mobility and the impact of migration regimes in Chile and the UK'
  • Joe Atkinson, (Lecturer in Law, University of Sheffield and PhD candidate, UCL Laws) 'Human Rights and the Personal Scope of Labour Law'
  • Dr Inga Thiemann, (Lecturer in Law, University of Exeter, PhD UCL Laws): 'Shadows From the Past? Sex Work Regulation, Protectionist Anti-Trafficking Policy and Their Effects on Sex Workers' Labour Rights in Germany'
  • Dr June Namgoong, (Korea Labour Institute, PhD UCL Laws): 'Labour Provisions In Adolescence ­ An Assessment of The Labour Chapter Under The United States/Mexico/Canada Agreement'

At this same conference, Professor Mark Freedland (Honorary Professor UCL Laws and University of Oxford) was awarded the Bob Hepple Award for Distinguished Achievements in Labour Law in recognition of his outstanding contribution to labour law.

Professor Virginia Mantouvalou, Director of Graduate Research Studies and member of the Advisory Board of the LLRN, said:

'This Biennial conference is a great celebration of the labour law scholarship across the world. It was wonderful to see a very strong representation of the UCL Laws labour law community.'