Centre for Law at Work Workshop: Labour, strategy, and the constitutional protection of work

22 June 2021, 9.30 AM - 22 June 2021, 5.30 PM

The Lady Hale Moot Court, 8-10 Berkeley Square

The Centre for Law at Work are hosting a workshop on Tuesday 22nd June 2021 entitled 'Labour, strategy, and the constitutional protection of work: On the potential effectiveness of legal mobilisation'.

The central concern of this workshop is to explore the ways that contemporary labour movements have engaged strategically with law as a means to realise legal and political demands. This workshop aims to bring together the insights about legal mobilisation as a tool of struggle in socio-legal scholarship with contemporary labour’s specific experience of both litigation and legislative practices. This interdisciplinary and collaborative workshop seeks to comprehend the social, political, economic, and legal factors that shape the effectiveness of legal mobilisation and the extent to which it is possible to extract general lessons about the ways labour movements engage strategically with law. While this analysis will involve focusing on the prospects for re-interpreting specific areas of labour law, the workshop is equally concerned with the context of labour’s engagement with law in constitutionalism. This opens up the investigative remit to include the role legal mobilisation plays in giving a voice to worker’s political demands and the potential for these strategic actions to have a longer-term impact on the constitutional protection of labour. 

To read the fill workshop programme, please view the agenda (PDF, 43kB)‌.

To register for this event please visit Eventbrite (in person availibility will be limited due to COVID restrictions). 

Contact Information 

For further information please contact Jack Meakin

ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Law, University of Bristol.


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