Research & publications
Our research activities
In accordance with its mission, the Laboratory pursues several different research activities.
First, it collects, classifies and makes available information on the areas of interest identified by the laboratory. These areas include informal labour, domestic labour, rural labour, links between labour law and development policies, and the working conditions of women and racialized communities in the North and the South.
Second, the research carried out by the Laboratory researchers is used in the publication of articles and other written work, as well as in teaching activities concerning the identified areas. As such, several courses are offered at McGill's Law Faculty.
Finally, the Laboratory, generally in association with the Inter-university Centre on Globalization and Work (CRIMT), organizes various activities in order to share its research results, such as international conferences and research seminars.
Main axes of research
- Labour law and development
- Articulation of issues of North and South, race, and gender
- Domestic labour
- Labour and racialized communities
- Rural labour
Regulating Decent Work for Domestic Workers
Volume 23, No.1 of the Canadian Journal of Women and the Law / Revue Femmes et Droit (2011): A special issue dedicated to domestic labour.
Labor Law and Development: Perspectives on Labor Regulation in Africa and the African Diaspora
Volume 32, No.2 of the Comparative Labor Law and Policy Journal (2011): A special issue featuring contributions by Adelle Blackett (Guest Editor), Dzodzi Tsikata, Rose-Marie Belle Antoine, Diamond Ashiagbor and Chantal Thomas.
Working Paper Series
Austin, David, Pan-Africanism, Caribbean Exile, and Post-Colonial Africa, LLDRL Working Paper #1, 2010.
Tchakoua, Jean-Marie, Les Tendances de La Négociation Collective de l'Ère Nouvelle au Cameroun, LLDRL Working Paper #2, 2010.
Moreira Gomes, Ana Virgínia and Martins Bertolin, Patrícia Tuma, Regulatory Challenges of Domestic Work: The Case of Brazil, LLDRL Working Paper #3, 2010. A. V. Moreira Gomes & P. T. Martins Bertolin, [.pdf]
Blackett A. "Trade Liberalization, Labour Law and Development: A Contextualization," [.pdf] International Institute for Labour Studies Discussion Paper No. 179(Geneva: IILS, 2007).
Tsikata D."Domestic work and domestic workers in Ghana: An overview of the legal regime and practice," [.pdf] ILO Conditions of Work and Employment Series No. 23 (Geneva: ILO, 2009).