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Zane Rasnača

Europeanisation of Industrial Relations
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Before joining the ETUI, Zane was a stagiaire at the Court of Justice of the European Union. Her PhD research (European University Institute) looks at the role of the Court of Justice in the area of social policy from a law-making perspective. At the European University Institute she has participated in numerous projects as a research assistant. Zane has taught Human Rights at the University of Latvia and Introduction to EU Constitutional law at the European University Institute. Prior to that, she worked as a legal adviser for the department of cooperation with the CJEU at the Ministry of Justice of Latvia.

She holds a law degree with the qualification of a lawyer from the University of Latvia, and an LLM degree from the University of Cambridge. In 2014/2015 she was a Fulbright/Schuman visiting researcher at Yale Law School and Rutgers University.

Areas of activity

European Labour law, Comparative Labour law, European Industrial relations, European Social Dialogue, European and Comparative labour law, Transnational trade union rights


Latvian, English, German

Main publications or courses
  1. Rasnača Z., Azoulai L. (2016) The Court of Justice of the European Union as a Self-Made Statesman. In Patterson D., Sodersten A. (eds.) The Companion to European Union Law and International Law, Wiley, Blackwell.
  2. Rasnača Z. (2014) Constitutional Change through Euro Crisis Law: The Report on Latvia (part of a project coordinated by the European University Institute). Available under:
  3. Rasnača Z. (2010) Starplēmumu kontrole administratīvajā procesā (The control of in-process acts in the administrative procedure), Jurista Vārds, 22 (2010), p. 8-15