Professor Adelle Blackett named member of the Commission des droits de la personne


The Faculty of Law is proud to announce that Professor Adelle Blackett was sworn in as a member of the Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse on June 26, 2009, at the National Assembly, for a five year mandate.

Professor Blackett, a William Dawson Scholar,  is an expert in labour law, trade law and international development. A former official of the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Geneva, Switzerland, she continues to advise that body on standard setting for decent work for domestic workers.

Her ongoing research areas include rethinking the relationship between trade regulation and labour law from a distributive justice perspective, examining the role of international persuasion in labour law reform in West Africa, and identifying regulatory vehicles to promote the citizenship at work of domestic workers.