Tuesday, June 5, 2012
The winners of the 2012 Marco Biagi Award are Ledesma Iturbide and Diego Marcelo for their paper, Una propuesta para la reformulación de la conceptualización tradicional de la relación de trabajo a partir del relevamiento de su especificidad jurídica. This paper is a sophisticated and insightful discussion of legal conceptions of the employment relationship. It explores emerging problems with current conceptions as employment relationships become more complex in the global environment and suggests a new approach to the issue.
Another paper was selected by the judges for special commendation: Towards an Effective Definition of Forced Labor by Apoorva Sharma. This paper describes new and emerging forms of forced labor; analyzes their treatment under international and domestic (India) definitions of forced labor; and proposes a new definition.
The International Association of Labor Law Journals sponsors the Marco Biagi Award in honor of one of the founders of the Association: Marco Biagi, a distinguished labor lawyer and a victim of terrorism because of his commitment to social justice. A list of the member journals of the International Association can be found at http://www.labourlawjournals.com.
This year’s winners were chosen by an academic jury composed of Sandrine Laviolette (France), Jesús Cruz Villalón (Spain), and Steven L. Willborn (United States). The winners were chosen from fifteen papers submitted for the competition.