About us

The "Swiss section of the International Society for Labour and Social Security Law" is an association in the sense of articles 60 ff of the Swiss Civil Code. It is based in Basel and represents Switzerland in the „International Society for Labour and Social Security Law (ISLSSL)“.

The ISLSSL was founded in Brussels in June 1958 as the result of a merger between the International Society for Social Law and the International Congresses of Labour Law. The Society is established for the purposes of studying labour and social security law at the national as well as international level, and promoting the exchange of ideas and information from a comparative perspective, and encouraging the closest possible collaboration among academics, lawyers, and other experts within the fields of labour and social security law. The activities of the Society include the promotion of the study of labour and social security law amongst young academics and lawyers, and support for international comparative schools, seminars and other meetings in those fields. The aims of the Society are of a purely scientific character, independent of all considerations of a political, philosophical or religious nature.

The Swiss section of the International Society for Labour and Social Security Law was accepted as the 56th member of the ISLSSL. Among other members are Germany, the United Kingdom, the United States, South Africa, and Japan.

For more information about the ISLSSL: www.islssl.org.


XXIV World Congress of the ISLSSL "Working in a Changing World: The Quest for Labor Rights and Social Justice", 17 - 20 September 2024, Rome, Italy. Additional information here.

The 6. General Assembly will take place on Friday 1 November 2024 in Neuchâtel and will be followed by a scientific meeting on the topic of "Platform work in Switzerland: an overview". More information here.

We are happy to announce, that our member of the board of the Swiss Section of ISLSSL, Professor Jean-Michel Servais, was elected as President of the International Society for Labour Law and Social Security for the period 2024-2027 during the ISLSSL XIV European Regional Congress in Ghent in September 2023. Congratulations!