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UOA20 – Law

Law research at Abertay University currently focuses on two main themes,

  • EU Justice and Home Affairs law and
  • Employment Law and Employment Rights.

The EU Justice and Home Affairs law focuses on both

  • the law at the supra-national level
  • and as is implemented within individual EU member state, in particular in the UK/Scotland. The judicialisation of EU Justice and Home Affairs law post December 2014, in particular in the context of freedom and justice will pose challenging legal issues which will be examined by this group going forward.

The Employment Law and Employment Rights group, focuses on two parallel themes;

  • "family-friendly rights" at national and EU levels, in furtherance of domestic and EU social policy, with support of FAWN, Families and Work Network , and
  • Inequality of bargaining power in the contract of employment, at UK, EU and comparative levels, and ways of addressing this issue, which is informed by practitioner experience in handling Employment Tribunal cases.

Impact from the EU Justice and Home Affairs law can be evidenced through the House of Lords European Union Committee inquiry into EU police and criminal justice measures: The UK’s 2014 opt-out decision (13th Report of Session 2012-13, HL Paper 159), which is available online.

The House of Lord’s EU Committee overview is available online.