People

Dr Eugenia Caracciolo di Torella

Associate Professor

School/Department: Law, School of

Telephone: +44 (0)116 252 2307

Email: ecdt1@leicester.ac.uk

Profile

I graduated from the University of Bologna (1993) and then spent one year at the Centre for European Law at the University of Oslo (1993-94) as a visiting researcher working on the institutional aspects of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. After a very short spell in private practice I decided to focus upon an academic career. I obtained an LL.M in International and European Law (1995) and a Ph.D. (2000) from the University of Durham.

Research

I am interested in how the law impacts upon the lives of ordinary people on the issues that really matter to them: what can the law do to protect my position as a carer? Does the legal principle of equality make a difference? Can I be discriminated against because of an algorithm? Should the law protect human’s inherent vulnerability? The recent Pandemic has sadly highlighted how important these questions are. I have published extensively on these topics and in my research I rely upon a socio-legal approach and on feminist theories in particular the ethic of care.

Publications

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Caring Responsibilities in European Law and Policy: Who Cares? (Routledge 2020) pp 198 with A. Masselot

‘La directive de 2019 sur l'équilibre entre vie professionnelle et vie privée : une nouvelle étape franchie’ (2020) 3 Revue de Droit Comparé du Travail et de la Sécurité Sociale 8-19

‘Here we go again: the Court the value of care and traditional roles within the family’ (2020) 57 Common Market Law Review 1-12

'The Unintended Consequences of Brexit: the Case of Work-Life Balance’ in Dustin Ferreira Millns (eds) Gender and Queer Perspectives on Brexit (Hart Publishing 2019) 61-91

Reconciling Work and Family Life in EU Law and Policy (Palgrave Macmillian 2010) pp. 200 with A. Masselot

 

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Supervision

Gender equality the legal dimension of care and family law at both domestic EU and international level.

Teaching

I am teaching Family Law Caring and the Law and Law and Gender.

Press and media

Gender equality care and work-life balance

Conferences

* Invited to the Panel of Experts at the event Women in Health: 'It's time to care!' College of Europe (Bruges) 11 March 2021

* Mainstreaming Gender Equality in Law Schools Gender Mainstreaming Law School Curricula Council of Europe (Bruges) 7 December 2020

* Tecniche e valori della conciliazione vita e lavoro nella Direttiva 2019/1158 Dal Congedo Parentale all’Equilibrio tra Attività Professionale e Vita Familiare per i Genitori e i Prestatori di Assistenza’ Rome 20 January 2020

* Work Life Balance: Brexit and Beyond Academy of European Law Trier 2-3 December 2019

* Invited to the Panel of Experts at the event: A Modern Agenda for Work Life Balance Eurofund (Brussels) 16 October 2018

* The Gendered Consequences of the Collective of the Collaborative Economy Brussels Global Law Week 17 May 2018.

* The proposed Work-Life Balance Directive EFTA High Level Seminar on European Labour Authority and Work-Life Balance Brussels 13 March 2018

* Equal Treatment between Men and Women and the Collaborative Economy European Network of Legal Experts in the field of Gender Equality Brussels 29 November 2017. 

Qualifications

Fellow HEA (2015)
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