Nicola Countouris

Director of Research Department

Background

Nicola Countouris is the Director of the Research Department at the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) and a Professor in Labour Law and European Law at the Faculty of Laws of University College London (UCL). Before joining the ETUI and UCL he had taught law at the Universities of Reading, LSE, and Oxford, where he also obtained his DPhil under the supervision of Professor Mark Freedland. He has acted as an independent expert for the International Labour Office, the ETUC, and on a number of European Commission funded projects. He is the author and co-author of some 55 publications, including The Legal Construction of Personal Work Relations co-authored with Mark Freedland and published by OUP in 2011.     

 

Areas of activity

Labour law, and its domestic, comparative, and European/International dimensions.

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Nicola Countouris, Keith D. Ewing, John Hendy QC

The EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement and workers' rights

The EU-UK TCA goes beyond the diluted, and at times tokenistic, protection of multilateral labour standards contained in the other FTAs concluded by the EU, e.g. with countries like Canada or South Korea. However, the few additional labour clauses it contains, and the overall weak supervision and dispute resolution procedures applying to them... Find out more