When: Thursday 26 October, 5.30-7pm
Who: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
Where: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR

Diamond Ashiagbor, professor of law and director of research at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, will deliver her inaugural lecture, examining regions, market building, and labour law in the European Union and the African Union.

Before joining the School of Advanced Study in 2016, she was professor of labour law at SOAS and reader in law at UCL. 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.

In this inaugural lecture, Diamond Ashiagbor will examine regions, market building and labour law in the European Union and the African Union. She will explore the role of labour law and labour market institutions as part of an array of adjustment mechanism 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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