The Human Rights Program of the Ramat Gan Law School held its
3rd international conference on the subject
"Labor Rights in the Era of Globalization."

The conference was conducted as a researchers' workshop and took place at the Sheraton City Towers Hotel, Ramat Gan, Israel, on January 3-4, 2008.

This workshop provided a forum for academics from Canada, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Israel to exchange views and share ideas on the condition of labor rights in the era of globalization from a diverse interdisciplinary perspective. The workshop explored such themes as the shifting philosophical foundations and conceptual framework of international labor rights and their relations to international human rights, transnational labor regulation, and the changes that had occurred in particular practices and the conceptualization of rights, including the right of freedom of association, minimum wage, human trafficking and labor migration. The works presented would be published, after a "double blind" peer review, in Law & Ethics of Human Rights.

Academic Organizers: Dr. Yossi Dahan, Dr. Faina Milman-Sivan

Papers from this workshop will be published in Journal of Law and Ethics of Human Rights (forthcoming, Bepress)

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Thursday, January 3, 2008
Reception and Greetings  
Dr. Moshe Cohen-Eliya, Editor, Law & Ethics of Human Rights
Dr. Faina Milman-Sivan, Haifa University, Faculty of Law
Session I - International Labor Rights - Philosophical Foundations and Conceptual Framework
Dr. Moshe Cohen-Eliya Ramat Gan Law School Chair
Prof. Mathias Risse
Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government
A Right to Work? A Right to Leisure? Labor Rights as Human Rights
Prof. Thomas Pogge
Columbia University, Political Science Department
Prof. Brian Langille University of Toronto, Faculty of Law What is International Labour Law for?
Prof. Eyal Benvenisti
Tel Aviv University, Faculty of Law
Session II - Transnational Labor Regulation - a Critical Assessment
Dr. Gila Stopler
Ramat Gan Law School
Prof. Alan Hyde
Rutgers University, School of Law
A New Game-Theoretic Model of Transnational Labor Regulation
Dr. Guy Davidov
Hebrew University, Faculty of Law
Dr. Faina Milman-Sivan University of Haifa, Faculty of Law Democratizing Transnational Labor Regulation
Prof. Ronen Shamir
Tel Aviv University, Dep. of Sociology & Anthropology
Session III - Globalization and Marginalization  
Dr. Talia Fisher
Tel Aviv University, Faculty of Law


Prof. Debra Satz
Stanford University, Department of Philosophy
Voluntary Slavery and the Limits of the Market
Dr. Yossi Dahan
Ramat Gan Law School
Prof. Frances Raday
College of Management, School of Law
Disposable People - Conceptions and Legal Boundaries
Dr. Yuval Feldman
Bar-Ilan University, Faculty of Law
Friday, January 4, 2008
Session IV - Globalization, Territorialization and labor Rights  
Dr. Shlomit Yanisky-Ravid
Ono Academic College


Prof. Diamond Ashiagbor
University College London, Faculty of Laws Globalization
Collective Labour Rights and the European Social Model
Ms. Einat Albin
Oxford University, Faculty of Law
Dr. Hani Ofek-Ghendler
Hebrew University, Faculty of Law

Globalization and Social Justice: The Case of the Right to a Minimum Wage

Dr. Amir Paz-Fuchs
Ono Academic College
Prof. Guy Mundlak
Tel Aviv University, Faculty of Law
De-Territorializing Labor Law?
Ms. Tally Kritzman
Tel Aviv University, Faculty of Law