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Enforcement and Dispute Resolution


Course Description

Besides the ordinary court procedures to enforce compliance and solve disputes, there are some specific forms in the field of labour law. These vary from forms of mediation (e.g. OECD NCPs, social partners), specific labour bodies or courts comprised by representatives of employers and workers and often complemented by an independent judge, to the labour inspectorate who has a specific task in monitoring and enforcing compliance with labour laws. Furthermore, characteristic for labour law, is that disputes can concern an individual interest as well as a collective interest. In particular the latter is reflected in cases of collective action, including strikes, but especially claims made on behalf of a group of workers or employers by their representatives, i.e. trade unions or works councils, and employers organisations respectively. Additionally, there is an increasing tendency of approaching compliance with labour rights as a process in which solutions are sought by structural changes in behaviour. The term due diligence is strongly related to these developments. In this course these specific forms of enforcement and dispute settlement are explored, analysed and compared.

Course Requirement

Master Degree


The timetable of this course will be available for students in Blackboard


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Assessment Method

  • Academic paper 100%

Contact information

Programme Coordinator
Ms Patricia Garcia Fernandez
Telephone number: 0031- 71 527 4228

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