Events & Conferences

Event date: 11.11.17 09:30 to 18:00 | Location: London

European Union, Brexit – the future of workers’ rights

European Conference, 11th November 2017, London, Diskus Centre at Unite, 128 Theobald's Road, Holborn, London, WC1X 8T


Programme (more details will soon be published)

Registration: 09h00

Opening 09h30 - 10h00

Welcome speeches: ELDH, Unite the Union


10h00 - 11h45

1.            The Future of Trade Union Rights, social rights (collective labour law, for a social Europe instead of a “social pillar):

  • Esther Lynch, Confederal Secretary of ETUC, Brussels
  • John Hendy QC, barrister, (Institute of Employment Rights), London
  • Lorenzo Fassina, Head of the legal office of CGIL, Rome
  • Marthe Corpet, Conseillère confédérale de la CGT, Paris

11h45 - 12h00 Coffee break

12h00 - 13h30

2.            How to create more security for workers  (concepts on national and European level for individual labour law for domestic and migrant workers)

  • Klaus Lörcher, Germany (former ETUC Legal Advisor)
  • Dr Sanja Cukut Krilic, Slovenia, research fellow at the Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Slovenia
  • Sergey Saurin, lawyer, Centre for Social and Labour Rights CSLR, Moscow

13h30 - 14h15 lunch

14h15 - 16h00

3.          How to defend the rights of refugees and migrants. The impact of Brexit and EU policy.

  • Frances Webber, Institute of Race Relations, London
  • Alison Harvey, barrister, London
  • Lionel Crusoé, lawyer, Paris
  • Karl Kopp,Director of European Affairs, PRO ASYL, Frankfurt/M.

16h00 - 16h15 coffee break

16h15 - 18h00

4.            European Democracy and human rights – between (Br)Exit and the rule of exeption (How to develop European Democracy, how to fight non-democratic developments in EU states;):

  • Prof. Andreas Fisahn, Bielefeld
  • Prof. Steve Peers, Essex
  • Dr Marco Inglese, fellow at the University of Friburg, Switzerland
  • Julian Bild, lawyer, U.K.

 18h30 Closing



  • European Association of Lawyers for Democracy and World Human Rights ELDH
  • Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers

Supported by:


Accommodation, try:


Hotels within walking distance of venue:

  • Premier Inn 1 Dukes Road WC1H 9PJ
  • Holiday Inn, Coram St WC1N 1HT
  • Best Western 6 Queen Square WC1N 3AT

Other information: The Conference Centre is close to Holborn Tube station(central line) and many buses



with full name, address, email, profession

Registration fee:

50 GBP in cash - or 55 EURO to be transfered to the ELDH bank account

(free for trade union members, students, pensioners, jobless)

Free lunch included. Each person will have an individual meal, based on what they specified when registering. Please indicate by email before 6 November 2017. Please indicate by email before 6th November which option you would like from the following:

  • Vegan
  • Chicken
  • Lamb
  • Vegetarian
  • and if you need a non-gluten meal or have any other food intolerance.

If you don’t specify you will be given a vegetarian meal.

Please transfer to the ELDH bank account (see below) or in cash at the conference

  • Beneficiary: EJDM e.V.,
  • Bank: Postbank AG, Dortmund, Germany
  • IBAN: DE78 4401 0046 0334 6974 62