Staff list

Labour Law and Reform Unit (LABOURLAW)

LABOURLAW Unit Team

Organizational description | 18 December 2015

Mr Colin FENWICK - Head of Unit


Colin Fenwick became Head of the Labour Law and Reform Unit in April 2015. Colin joined the ILO as a Labour Law Specialist in November 2008. In this role he advised on comparative labour law and international labour standards to support national labour law reforms in a variety of country contexts. Colin also conducted research on the effects of labour law on labour markets, including in the ILO Research Department, where he contributed to the World Employment and Social Outlook 2015.

Colin is a graduate of the University of Melbourne (B.A., LL.B., LL.M.), and of the University of Virginia (LL.M.). He has worked as an academic and researcher; an advocate; a consultant in international human rights law; and a prosecutor of safety and health crimes. Among other things, Colin was counsel for the applicants before the ILO Commission of Inquiry into Forced Labour in Myanmar.

Colin was previously a faculty member at Melbourne Law School (2000 – 2008), where he remains an honorary Associate Professor. He was Director of the Centre for Employment and Labour Relations Law (2004 – 2008), of which he remains an Associate. Colin was joint Editor of the Australian Journal of Labour Law (2004 – 2008). Colin’s research explores the effects of labour law as a policy instrument for labour market regulation, with a particular focus on developing economies. He has contributed to and jointly edited a number of books, and his work has been published in leading academic journals. He serves on editorial boards for academic labour law journals, and is a member of the Advisory Committee of the Labour Law Research Network.

Mission and vision of the Labour Law Reform Unit

Geneva

   
Ms Elizabeth ECHEVERRIA Labour Law Specialist
Mr Pablo ARELLANO Labour Law Specialist
Ms Valérie VAN GOETHEM Labour Law Specialist
Ms Minawa EBISUI  Labour Law Officer
Ms Vongai MASOCHA Labour Law Officer
Ms Zahra YUSIFLI Junior Labour Law Officer
Ms Maria Carolina MARTINS DA COSTA Intern
Ms Carmen BERNALES-GUIBO Administrative Assistant

Field

Africa

  • Mr Ekoue Faustin AMOUSSOU KOUETETE, Labour Administration and Social Dialogue Specialist, Dakar
  • Ms Amanda MEJIA CANADAS, International Labour Standards and Labour Law Specialist, Yaounde
  • Mr Limpho MANDORO, Social Dialogue and Labour Administration Specialist, Pretoria
  • Mr Coen KOMPIER, International Labour Standards, Cairo

Americas

  • Mr Shingo MIYAKE, International Labour Standards and Labour Law Specialist, Port-of-Spain
  • Mr Sergio PAIXÃO, International Labour Standards and Labour Law Specialist, San José
  • Mr Fernando GARCIA, Labour Law and Social Dialogue Specialist, San José
  • Mr Italo CARDONA, Labour Law and Social Dialogue Specialist, Lima
  • Mr Humberto VILLASMIL, International Labour Standards and Labour Law Specialist, Santiago

Arab States

  • Mr Torsten SCHACKEL, Senior International Labour Standards and Labour Law Specialist, Beirut

Asia and the Pacific

  • Mr John RITCHOTTE, Labour Administration and Labour Relations Specialist, Bangkok
  • Mr Alain PELCE, Senior International Labour Standards and Social Dialogue Specialist, Bangkok
  • Mr Jajoon COUE, International Labour Standards and Labour Law Specialist, Bangkok
  • Mr Arun KUMAR, Collective Bargaining and Social Dialogue Specialist, Bangkok
  • Ms Elena GERASIMOVA, Labour Standards Specialist, Suva
  • Mr Youngmo YOON, Senior Specialist in Social Dialogue and Industrial Relations, Beijing
  • Mr Mahandra NAIDOO, Social Dialogue and Labour Administration Specialist, New Delhi
  • Mr Neeran RAMJUTHAN, Chief Technical Advisor, Dhaka
  • Ms Anne Margaret BOYD, Project Manager, Nay Pyi Taw
  • Mr Hugo VAN NOORD, Project Manager, Kuala-Lumpur

Europe and Central Asia

  • Ms Cristina MIHES, Senior Specialist on Social Dialogue and Labour Law, Budapest
  • Mr Lejo SIBBEL, International Labour Standards Specialist, Moscow
  • Mr Jonas ASTRUP, Project Manager, Tashkent
  • Mr Kinan Bahnassi, Chief Technical Advisor, Tbilisi