E.MA Directors

Prof. Jeff Kenner

tl_files/EIUC MEDIA/EMA/Directors/uni_kenner.jpgName and Title: Professor Jeffrey Kenner

Position: E.MA National Director

Postal Address: Room C96, Law and Social Sciences Building, University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RD, UK

Phone: 0044 (0) 115 9515956

Email: jeffrey.kenner@nottingham.ac.uk


Jeff Kenner read law at King’s College London and was awarded the degree of Master of Laws at University College London in 1990. He began his academic career at the University of Leicester before joining the School of Law at Nottingham in 2001 and becoming Professor of European Law in 2006. Jeff has been a Visiting Scholar at Columbia School of Law and at the Institute of European and Comparative Law, University of Oxford, New York City. He is a member of the Council of the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation. In addition to many published articles in leading journals, he is author of EU Employment Law: From Rome to Amsterdam and Beyond (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2003 – new edition, 2012). He is editor of the Routledge Student Stautes’ series of European Union Legislation. Jeff is currently working on his next book on The EU and Global Labour Law (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2013).

Research Expertise and Interests

Research interests lie in the fields of European Union law and employment law.


Jeff’s principal teaching and research interests lie in the fields of EU employment, human rights and international relations law.

Key Publications

KENNER J., 2012. Economic Partnership Agreements under the Cotonou Framework: Enhancing the Labour Dimension of Global Governance?. In: VAN VOOREN B. BLOCKMANS S. & WOUTERS J., ed., The Legal Dimension of Global Governance: What Role for the EU? Oxford University Press. (In Press.)

KENNER J., 2009. New Frontiers in EU Labour Law: From Flexicurity to Flex-Security. In: DOUGAN M. & CURRIE S., ed., 50 Years of the European Treaties: Looking Forward and Thinking Back Hart Publishing. 279-310

KENNER J., 2011. The Court of Justice of the EU and Human Rights in 2010 – Entering a Post-Lisbon Age of Maturity?. In: BENEDEK, W., BENOIT-ROHMER, F., WOLFRAM, K. and NOWAK, W., eds., European Yearbook of Human Rights 2011 Vienna: Neur Wissenschaftlicher Verlag – NMW. 173-185

Non-academic affiliations:

He has acted as an expert for the European Commission and the International Centre for Migration Policy Development. He is a member of the editorial board of the Human Rights Law Review.

Link to a detailed CV