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Jeff Kenner

Professor of European Law, Faculty of Social Sciences

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Biography

Expertise Summary

Professor Jeff Kenner is Chair of European Law and a Vice President of the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation in Venice.From 2013 to 2017 he was project leader for the University of Nottingham Human Rights Law Centre's team on FRAME (Fostering Human Rights Among European Policies), a collaborative research project involving 19 research centres from around the world funded by the EU's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) - reports available here: http://www.fp7-frame.eu/reports

Professor Kenner's main expertise is in the field of European Union employment law and human rights. His books include: Core and Contingent Work in the European Union (Hart Bloomsbury 2017, co-editor), The EU Charter of Fundamental Rights: A Commentary (Hart 2014, co-editor), European Union Legislation (Routledge, editor from 2009-2013), EU Employment Law (Hart Publishing, 2003). He has authored over 50 journal articles and book chapters. He is on the editorial board of the European Human Rights Law Review.

Professor Kenner has provided expert advice to the EU Fundamental Rights Agency and the European Commission. He has been a Visiting Professor at Columbia University, New York City, and the University of Oxford.

Research Summary

Research interests lie in the fields of European Union law, employment law and human rights law. Please refer to the professional expertise summary for full details.

Selected Publications

PhD Supervision

I am interested in supervising students who want to work on the following areas:

  • Employment law: national, EU, international, comparative, human rights
  • EU law: employment, constitutional/governance, internal market, external/international relations, development, neighbourhood policy, human rights
  • Human rights: social rights

Recent PhD Students

  • Azopardi, Keith: Sovereignty And The Stateless Nation: How Has Gibraltar's Democratic & Governance Deficit Emerged And How Should It Be Addressed In The Modern European Legal Context? (co-supervised with Professor David Harris)
  • Ghazaryan, Nara: How Effective is the European Neighbourhood Policy in Transposing the EU's Concept of Democratic Values into the Legal Order of Armenia and Other Countries of Southern Caucasus?
  • Kalogeropoulou, Konstantina: The Legal Framework of Cross-border Portability of Supplementary Occupational Pension Rights
  • KENNER J., 2018. The EU's engagement with civil society. In: WOUTERS J., NOWAK M., CHANE A-L. and HACHEZ N., eds., The European Union and Human Rights: Law and Policy Oxford University Press. (In Press.)
  • KENNER J., 2017. Inverting the Flexicurity Paradigm: The United Kingdom and Zero Hours Contracts. In: ALES E., DEINERT O. and KENNER J., eds., Core and Contingent Work in the European Union: A Comparative Analysis Hart. 153-183
  • KENNER J., 2017. The Enterprise, Labour and the Court of Justice. In: PERULLI A. and TREU T., eds., Enterprise and Social Rights Kluwer Law International B.V.. 199-247
  • KENNER J. and PEAKE K., 2017. The Bangladesh Sustainability Compact: An Effective Exercise of Global Experimentalist EU Governance?. In: ARMSTRONG K.A., ed., Cambridge Yearbook of European Legal Studies 19. Cambridge University Press. (In Press.)
  • KENNER J., 2017. Commentary on Article 9 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union. In: ALES E., BELL M., ROBIN-OLIVER S. and DEINERT O., eds., Commentaries on European and International Labour Law Nomos. (In Press.)
  • KENNER J., 2017. Commentary on Article 151 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union. In: ALES E., BELL M., ROBIN-OLIVER S. and DEINERT O., eds., Commentaries on European and International Labour Law Nomos. (In Press.)
  • KENNER J., 2015. European Union. In: KELLER W.L. (DECEASED) and DARBY T.J., eds., International Labor and Employment Laws Fourth. 1A and 1B. Bloomberg BNA. 1-494
  • KENNER J., 2014. Article 30: Protection in the Event of Unjustified Dismissal. In: PEERS S., HERVEY T.K., KENNER J., WARD A., ed., The EU Charter of Fundamental Rights: A Commentary Hart. 805-832
  • KENNER J., 2013. The Court of Justice of the EU and Human Rights in 2012. In: BENEDEK, W., BENOIT-ROHMER, F., WOLFRAM, K. AND NOWAK, W., ED.,, ed., European Yearbook of Human Rights 2013 Neur Wissenschaftlicher Verlag - NMW. 79-96
  • KENNER, J., 2012. Economic partnership agreements: enhancing the labour dimension of global governance?. In: VAN VOOREN, B., BLOCKMANS, S. and WOUTERS, J., eds., The EU's role in global governance: the legal dimension Oxford University Press. 306-321
  • KENNER, J., 2012. The Court of Justice of the European Union and human rights in 2011. In: BENEDEK, W., BENOIT-ROHMER, F., KARL, W. and NOWAK, M., eds., European yearbook on human rights 2012 Neur Wissenschaftlicher Verlag. 81-96
  • KENNER J., ed., 2012. European Union Legislation 2012-2013
  • KENNER J., 2011. The Court of Justice of the EU and Human Rights in 2010 - Entering a Post-Lisbon Age of Maturity?. In: BENEDEK, W., BENOIT-ROHMER, F., WOLFRAM, K. and NOWAK, W., eds., European Yearbook of Human Rights 2011 Vienna: Neur Wissenschaftlicher Verlag - NMW. 173-185
  • KENNER, J., 2011. Labor clauses in EU preferential trade agreements: an analysis of the Cotonou Partnership Agreement. In: BAGWELL, K.W. and MAVROIDIS, P.C., eds., Preferential trade agreements: a law and economics analysis Cambridge University Press. 180-209
  • KENNER J., 2011. European Union Legislation 2011-2012 Abingdon.
  • KENNER J., ed., 2010. European Union Legislation 2010-2011 Abingdon: Routledge-Cavendish. (In Press.)
  • TORTELL L and DELARUE R. & KENNER J., 2009. The EU and the ILO Maritime Labour Convention: ‘In our common interest and in the interest of the world'. In: ORBIE J. & TORTELL L., ed., The European Union and the Social Dimension of Globalization: How the EU influences the world London: Routledge. 113-130
  • KENNER, J., 2009. New frontiers in EU labour law: from flexicurity to flex-security. In: DOUGAN, M. and CURRIE, S., eds., 50 years of the European treaties: looking back and thinking forward Hart Publishing. 279-310
  • KENNER J., ed., 2009. European Union Legislation 2009-2010 Abingdon: Routledge.
  • KENNER J., 2008. The European Union. In: KELLER W.L. & DARBY T.J, ed., International Labor and Employment Laws 3rd. I. Washington DC: BNA Books. 1-274
  • KENNER, J., 2007. Regulating working time: beyond subordination. In: WEATHERILL, S., ed., Better regulation Oxford: Hart Publishing. 195-217
  • KENNER J., 2007. The Remodelled European Community GSP+: A Positive Response to the WTO Ruling?. In: BERMANN G.A. & MAVROIDIS P.C., ed., WTO Law and Developing Countries Cambridge University Press. 292-305
  • KENNER, J., 2005. Worker involvement in the societas Europaea: integrating company and labour law in the European Union? Yearbook of European Law. 24, 223-259
  • KENNER, J., 2005. The constitution that never was: is there anything worth salvaging from the wreckage? Industrial Relations Journal. 36(6), 541-567
  • KENNER, J.S., 2005. Differentiation in EU Labour Law In: European Union Studies Association Ninth Biennial Conference.
  • KENNER, J., 2004. Working time, Jaeger and the seven-year itch Columbia Journal of European Law. 11(1), 53-76
  • KENNER, J., 2004. Re-evaluating the concept of working time: an analysis of recent case law Industrial Relations Journal. 35(6), 588-602
  • KENNER, J.S., 2004. The Statute for a European Company (Societas Europaea): A Fifty-Year Journey from Uniformity to Flexibility? In: Seminar on European Union Law.
  • KENNER, J.S., 2004. The EU and Global Labour Law In: Seminar.
  • KENNER, J.S., 2004. The Case for Inclusion in Vision: The Research Magazine of the University of Nottingham
  • KENNER, J., 2003. EU employment law: from Rome to Amsterdam and beyond Oxford: Hart Publishing.
  • HERVEY, T.K. and KENNER, J.S., eds., 2003. Economic and Social Rights Under the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights: A Legal Perspective Hart Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK.
  • KENNER, J.S., 2003. Economic and social rights in the EU legal order: the mirage of indivisibility. In: HERVEY, T.K. and KENNER, J., eds., Economic and social rights under the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights: a legal perspective Oxford: Hart Publishing Ltd. 1-25
  • KENNER, J., 2003. Siofra O'Leary, Employment Law at the European Court of Justice: Judicial Structures, Policies and Processes International Journal of Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations. VOL 19(NUMBER 3), 405-409
  • KENNER, J.S., 2003. European Union. In: International Labor and Employment Laws American Bar Association, Chicago, USA. 1-175
  • KENNER, J.S., 2002. Economic and Social Rights in the EU Legal Order - The Mirage of Indivisibility In: Interantional Workshop on Economic and Social Rights under the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights.
  • KENNER, J.S., 2002. The Litigation Procedure in Discrimination Disputes In: European Labour Law and Social Security Congress.
  • KENNER,J.S., 2001. Review of R. Nielsen, European Labour Law (DJOF Publishing, 2000) European Law Review. 26, 209
  • KENNER, J.S., 2001. European Employment Law In: Unknown.
  • KENNER, J.S., 2001. The EU Charter of Fundamental Rights: A Panacea for EU Labour Law In: Socio-Legal Studies Association Annual Conference.
  • KENNER, J.S., 2001. The New EU Social Policy Agenda In: Lawtel Conference on Making New Legislation Work for Employers.
  • KENNER, J.S., 2001. The EU Charter of Fundamental Rights: A Panacea for EU Social Law In: European Community Studies Association Annual Conference.
  • KENNER, J.S., 2000. The Employment Title: Enhancing or Undermining EC Social Policy In: University Association for Contemporary European Studies Annual Conference.
  • KENNER, J., 2000. Employment and macroeconomics in the EC Treaty: a legal and political symbiosis? Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative law. 7(4), 375-397
  • KENNER, J.S., 2000. The European Commission's Anti-Discrimination Package: An edifice Built on Soft Law Foundations In: Unknown.
  • KENNER, J.S., 2000. The EU Employment Title In: Embassy of the European Union.
  • KENNER, J.S., 2000. The Paradox of the Social Dimension. In: Reforming the European Union: From Rome to Amsterdam 108-129
  • KENNER, J.S., 2000. EU Social Law In: Unknown.
  • KENNER, J.S., 2000. Article 13 EC and Soft Law In: Unknown.
  • KENNER, J., 2000. Eu Employment Law New Law Journal. ISSU 6954, 1458-1459
  • KENNER, J.S., 2000. The EU Employment Title and EMU: A Legal and Political Symbiosis? In: The Impact of Economic and Monetary Union on European Union Employment and Social Policy.
  • KENNER, J.S., 2000. European Social and Employment Law at the Millennium In: International Centre for Management, Law and Industrial Relations.
  • KENNER, J.S., 1999. Cohesion or Fragmentation? - The Aftermath of the Berlin Summit In: Unknown.
  • KENNER,J.S., 1999. Amsterdam and Beyond New Law Journal. 149, 1328-1329
  • KENNER,J.S., 1999. Review of T.K. Hervey, European Social Law and Policy (Longman, 1998) European Law Review. 24, 317
  • KENNER, J.S., 1999. Cohesion or Fragmentation? - The Aftermath of the Berlin Summit In: Unknown.
  • KENNER, J.S., 1999. EU Employment Policy: Making Soft Law Work? In: Unknown.
  • KENNER, J.S., 1999. EC Employment Law Developments In: Butterwoths Employment Law Conference.
  • KENNER, J., 1999. The EU Employment Title and the 'Third Way': Making Soft Law Work? International Journal of Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations. VOL 15(NUMBER 1), 33-60
  • KENNER, J.S., 1998. The EU Social Charter In: Unknown.
  • KENNER, J.S., 1998. The European Union: Past, Present and Future In: RAF Legal Service.
  • KENNER,J.S., 1998. EC Employment Law New Law Journal. 148, 1316-1317
  • KENNER, J., 1997. A Distinctive Legal Base for Social Policy? The Court of Justice Answers a "Delicate Question" European Law Review. VOL 22(NUMBER 6), 579-586
  • KENNER,J.S., 1997. Review of T. Colaianni, European Works Councils Directive: A Legal and Practical Guide (Sweet and Maxwell, 1996) European Law Journal. 22, 186-187
  • KENNER,J.S., 1997. Opening up a New Chapter New Law Journal New Law Journal. 147, 1162-1166
  • KENNER,J.S., 1996. EC Labour Law - Time for Reflection New Law Journal. 146, 1129-1130
  • KENNER, J.S., 1996. Soft Law and European Community Social Policy In: Conference on the European Social Fund and European Social Policy.
  • KENNER, J.S., 1996. Concepts of Equality and Identity in European Community Law In: Unknown.
  • KENNER, J.S., 1995. Citizenship and Fundamental Rights: Reshaping the European Social Model. In: Trends in European Social Policy: Essays in Memory of Malcolm Mead (Emploment and European Union Law Series) Dartmouth Publishing Co. Ltd, Aldershot. 3-85
  • KENNER,J.S., 1995. EC Labour Law - The Soft Option New Law Journal. 145, 1090-1091
  • KENNER, J., 1995. EC Labour Law: The Softly, Softly Approach International Journal of Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations. VOL 11(NUMBER 4), 307-326
  • KENNER,J.S., 1995. Trends in European Social Policy: Essays in Memory of Malcolm Mead (Emploment and European Union Law Series) Dartmouth Publishing Co. Ltd, Aldershot.
  • KENNER,J.S., 1994. European Social Policy - New Directions International Journal of Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations. 10, 56-63
  • KENNER,J.S., 1994. Economic and Social Cohesion - The Rocky Road Ahead Legal Issues of European Integration. 1, 1-37
  • KENNER,J.S., 1994. Review of A. Byre, EC Social Policy and 1992: Cases and Materials (Kluwer Law International, 1992) European Law Review. 19, 114-115
  • KENNER,J.S., 1992. Review of T. Treu and M. Terry (eds.), European Employment and Industrial Relations Glossaries (Sweet and Maxwell, 1991) European Law Review. 17, 287-288

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