The comparative labour and social security law review

The Comparative labour and social security law review is published by: COMPTRASEC,
UMR 5114 CNRS de University Montesquieu-Bordeaux IV.

Its objective is to contribute to the development of analyses and exchanges of ideas on labour and social security law around the world.

The Comparative Labour and Social Security Law Review falls within the field of social sciences but also remains firmly multidisciplinary. It is a legal journal that primarily addresses the field of legal sciences applied to labour and social risks. It aims to contribute to the development and diffusion of analyses and discussions on labour law and social security, systems of professional relationships across the world and public policies on employment and risks.

As of 2017, the Comparative Labour and Social Security Law Review will publish 4 issues: 3 hard-copy issues and 1 electronic issue. The first will be dedicated to the publication of articles of Doctrine, known as “Studies”. The second will be composed of contributions to a column on “Comparative Social Case Law”, an overview of the social literature from the past year published in member journals of the International Association of Labour Law Journals (IALLJ), called the “Retrospective Overview”, and short articles on “International Social Case Law”. The third issue will be dedicated to a “Thematic Report”. Lastly, the fourth issue, which will only be published electronically and in English, will contain a selection of the best contributions from the past year.

The journal’s first and third issues will also contain sections on Legal International News” consisting of 50 or so national and institutional chronicles. The journal will provide a presentation of the most significant normative evolutions over the preceding months in countries in different parts of the world and in certain regional and international institutions. It harmonises monitoring in Europe (Germany, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Spain, the Russian Federation, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Polond, Portugal, the Czech Republic, Romania, the United Kingdom, Serbia, Slovenia, Turkey) with monitoring in countries in North Africa (Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia), Sub-Saharan Africa (Benin, Burkina-Faso, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Senegal, Togo), Southern Africa (South Africa), North America (Canada, USA), Latin America (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay), and Asia-Pacific (Australia, China, South Korea, Israel, Japan, Thailand). In addition, it will combine analysis of the positions of the Council of Europe (through the European Social Charter, reports from expert committees and decisions by the European Committee of Social Rights), the International Labour Organisation (from the point of view of the scope of standards, technical cooperation or inspection procedures and organisations) and the United Nations Organisation (through monitoring of the application of the international Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights monitored by the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights as well as the international Covenant on Civil and Political Rights monitored by the Human Rights Committee) with news on the activity of the European Union.

The Comparative Labour and Social Security Law Review has a Scientific Council and an Editorial Committee
The opinions expressed in the articles are only those of the authors. If an entry is translated into French, it is done so under the responsibility of the Chief Editor and the members of the Editorial Committee.

For all contribution proposals, please respect the Editoral regulations of the review and write to revue.comptrasec@u-bordeaux.fr.

The Comparative labour and social security law review is a member of the International Association of Labour Law Journals, a network for exchanging information on publications, ideas and legal and economic developments.

Head of publication: Isabelle Daugareilh
Editor in Chief: Sandrine Laviolette
Subeditor: Marilyne Mondolfi

ISSN : 2117-4350


The Comparative Labour and Social Security Law Review is also a partner of the annual publication of a report that publishes in English and to a wide audience a selection of the best scientific publications on labour law and social welfare and employment law from 2014 all over the world. The Yearbook of Comparative Labour Law Scholarship 2014 is the fruit of a collaborative project between the International Association of Labour Law Journals (IALLJ) and the de International Society of Labour and Social Security Law (ISLSSL). The Yearbook of Comparative Labour Law Scholarship 2014 issue, published on paper and electronically by Lancaster House, is the inaugural issue and the first of a long series. The 2015 and 2016 editions are currently being edited. For more information, to view the contents of the first issue or to buy it, visit the Lancaster House online store.