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Jeff Kenner

Professor of European Law, Faculty of Social Sciences



Professor Jeff Kenner is Chair of European Law, and has served as Vice President of the Global Campus of Human Rights, Venice. Professor Kenner has been a Visiting Professor at Columbia University, Harvard University and the University of Oxford. Professor Kenner has provided expert advice to the EU Fundamental Rights Agency and the European Commission. From 2013 to 2017 Professor Kenner was project leader for the University's team on the EU FP7 project FRAME (Fostering Human Rights Among European Policies):

Professor Kenner tweets @ProfJeffKenner

Expertise Summary

Professor Kenner is an expert in the fields of European Union law, EU-UK law post-Brexit, employment law and social rights.

Professor Kenner's latest book is Precarious Work: The Challenge for Labour Law in Europe (Edward Elgar Publishing 2019, lead editor). Other 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 - new edition, 2021), 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 and writes for the Regulating for Globalization blog.

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.

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

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