Hot off the presses: The CJLS editorial team is excited to announce the release of its most recent annual special issue: “Decolonizing Labour Law — Contributions to an Emergent Transnational Labour Law,” guest edited by Canada’s leading expert on transnational labour law Adelle Blackett. Unsettled times can make for opportunities to unsettle longstanding legal orders that stand in the way of social progress. The volume brings together clear-eyed analysis of some of the limitations of domestic labour law to make good on promises of distributive and social justice, with an exploration of the potential for transnational labour law to counteract the traditional colonizing modes of corporate citizenship. The authors invite us to imagine an inclusive and holistic labour law that makes space for Black, Indigenous, female, and other marginalized working people, as people and not merely as workers.

Goodbyes and hellos: With undue delay but undiminished enthusiasm, the Journal welcomes Eric H. Reiter as co-editor-in-chief (English language manuscripts). Eric joined the CJLS/RCDS editorial team in 2017, bringing specializations in legal history and comparative law, and interests in law and emotions, alternative dispute resolution, and privacy issues. He is the director of Concordia University’s Law and Society Program, a member of the Quebec Bar, and holds a Ph.D. in medieval European history. Eric regrets (somewhat inexplicably to the rest of the team) no longer being able to breathe the dust of six-hundred-year-old medieval Latin manuscripts, but notes that the charms of the law and of socio-legal studies amply compensate. He is looking forward to working with our team to maintain the strong foundation of the CJLS/RCDS in Canadian law and society scholarship, while also continuing to expand the journal’s reach globally.

In August, 2018 we said good-bye to Benjamin Berger as editor-in-chief. His ability to get people to do his bidding with inimitable charm and persistence will be sorely missed. Taking over from Ben, we welcome Jula Hughes as co-editor-in-chief. Jula is a professor of law at the University of New Brunswick. She brings experience in socio-legal and community-driven research methods, Indigenous governance, legal ethics and criminal law. Jula holds a Ph.D. in comparative literature and has on occasion translated her literary interests in comparativism into the constitutional law sphere, particularly in pursuit of feminist causes. Jula is enthusiastically looking forward to working with the editorial team to bring you the best in law and society scholarship. She hopes that you will continue to support the Journal by contributing your work, by agreeing to act as peer reviewer and through your continued readership. Please go check out the special issue!

The special issue “Vers un droit du travail décolonisé : Contributions au droit transnational du travail en émergence / Decolonizing Labour Law: Contributions to an Emergent Transnational Labour Law” is freely available through October 31st.

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