CRIMT Affiliations

Partnership with the CRIMT

Over the years, the LLDRL has carried out some of its research and activities in collaboration with the CRIMT, Montreal's Interuniversity Research Centre on Globalization and Work.

CRIMT is a Canadian-based interuniversity research centre with a focus on the theoretical and practical challenges of institutional renewal for work and employment in a global era. Physically located at the University of Montreal, Université Laval (in Québec City) and HEC Montreal, CRIMT is a centre of excellence in research and a fertile training ground for graduate students in industrial relations, human resources management, sociology, economics, management and labour law. It is made up of roughly sixty university co-researchers and more than one hundred and fifty graduate students work on projects related to the CRIMT's main axes of research.

Collaborative research efforts

Many of our members are actively involved with the research activities of the CRIMT, either as coordinators or research- collaborators on projects related to the CRIMT' second and third research themes: " The New Frontiers of Citizenship at Work" and "The Restructuring of the State and of its Modes of Regulation." A list of CRIMT’s extensive support of graduate and post-graduate students, including those supervised by Professor Blackett, is available here.

Joint initiatives

In addition to collaborating on important research projects, the LLDRL and the CRIMT have co-organized several seminars, conferences, and videoconference since the LLDRL's foundation. CRIMT has also contributed significant logistical support, notably through the use of videoconferencing equipment.

Past LLDRL-CRIMT events

Regulating Employment: Between Universality and Selectivity

March 28, 2012 - McGill University, Faculty of Law

In March 2012, the LLDRL, in collaboration with CRIMT and the McGill University Legal Theory Workshop, hosted a research workshop with leading Labour Law Professor Guy Davidov. Professor Davidod is the Elias Lieberman Chair in Labour Law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the Founding Chair of the Labour Law Research Network and the Editor-In-Chief of the International Journal of Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations.


ILO...Whys and Wherefores: Luncheon with Patrick Carrière

March 30, 2011 - McGill University, Faculty of Law

The LLDRL hosted a luncheon with Patrick Carrière, distinguished consultant on labour law and former Senior Legal Officer of the Freedom of Association branch at the International Labour Office in Geneva. The luncheon provided students, practitioners, and academics with a rare opportunity to dialogue with a former leading ILO official about the organization's evolution, its current politics, and future prospects. The conference, organized in partnership with CRIMT and McGill University's Faculty of Law, was highlighted by M. Carrière's rich anecdotal experience on a range of critical labour issues such as the freedom of association and child labour.

Regulating Decent Work for Domestic Workers

March 29, 2010 - McGill University, Faculty of Law

The LLDRL, in collaboration with CRIMT and McGill University's Faculty of Law, organized an international seminar entitled "Regulating Decent Work for Domestic Workers." The conference brought together international and interdisciplinary researchers and specialists in the area of domestic labour to reflect on aspects of the domestic economy and the governance of paid labour. It addressed questions related to the regulation of domestic labour in family settings, labour inspections in family settings, unpaid labour, domestic worker agencies and informal labour. The participants also discussed legislation, legal provisions, and their impacts in various countries (India, Brazil, Southeast Asia), as well as the Canadian experience. 

The event's programme is available here.

Labour Law and Economic Crisis

December 2, 2009 - McGill University, Faculty of Law

Organized in collaboration with the Interuniversity Research Centre on Globalization and Work (CRIMT), the Law 77' Project Fund, and the Faculty of Law at McGill University, this lecture by the late Sir Bob Hepple focused on the European financial crisis and labour law. The extraordinary life of Sir Bob Hepple, including his role in defending Nelson Mandela, his activism, and important legacy for labour law and human rights, was summarized in this obituary by Catherine Barnard and Simon Deakin in The Guardian. 

A recording of the conference can be found here.

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