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Frans Pennings

Frans Pennings
University of Utrecht, Netherlands

Frans Pennings was appointed professor of labour law and social security law at Utrecht University in 2008. Previously he held professorships at Tilburg University and Utrecht University in international social security. He has published 33 books, of which several have already had new editions, and more than 100 journal papers and chapters of books. He has taught a wide range of courses to students at all levels, ranging from an introductory course on labour law and social security law for second year law students, and courses on European social security law, Dutch social security law and labour law. Currently he is supervisor of 7 PhD Students.
Pennings is member of the Social Security Central Appeal Court in Utrecht, the highest court in social security law and civil servants law in the Netherlands.  He is also editor of the preer-reviewed European Journal of Social Security and the Dutch Tijdschrift voor recht en Arbeid.  Recently he completed a comparative study of the impact of ILO conventions and a book on the meaning of these instruments. He also completed books on Dutch social security law and labour law in an international context.

Main research interests are in the area of national and international social security law and also in the border area of labour law and social security law. Main topics are: the impact of ILO conventions on national systems, the EU social security instruments, national law (unemployment, disability and sickness benefits), the scope of the labour contract.

For more information on Frans Pennings, visit his website.

Contact person at the School of Business, Economics and Law:

Thomas Erhag

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