Telling stories about law and development

Video date: 
Thursday, 26 October, 2017
Video speaker(s): 
Chair: Professor Rick Rylance (Dean, School of Advanced Study, University of London)
Speaker: Professor Diamond Ashiagbor (Professor of Law and Director of Research, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies)

Diamond Ashiagbor is Professor of Law and Director of Research at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, School of Advanced Study. She was previously Professor of Labour Law at SOAS University of London, and Reader in Law at University College London. She has been a Visiting Scholar at Columbia Law School, New York; a Senior Fellow at Melbourne Law School; and the recipient of a US-EU Fulbright Research Award and a Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowship. She researches and publishes in the areas of labour/employment law; regional integration (the European Union and the African Union); labour law, trade and development; human rights, equality and multiculturalism; and economic sociology of law.

n this inaugural lecture, she examines  regions, market building and labour law in the European Union and the African Union. The lecture interrogates the role of labour law and labour market institutions as part of an array of adjustment mechanisms responding to the liberalisation of trade and the opening of national borders: to what extent can social rights mediate the operation of markets, and what does this mean viewed from the perspective of developing countries as well as industrialised ones.   

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