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Professor Mark Bell

Regius Professor of Law (Law)
HOUSE 39, COLLEGE

Head of School of Law (School Office - Law)


Mark Bell is Head of the School of Law; Regius Professor of Laws (a Chair founded in 1668); and a Fellow of Trinity College Dublin. Prior to his appointment at Trinity, he was a professor at the School of Law, University of Leicester, where he was also Head of the School of Law (2011-2014). Mark has published regularly on Anti-Discrimination Law and Employment Law, particularly in relation to EU Law. He is co-editor of International and European Labour Law: A Commentary (Nomos 2018). Mark is a member of the Board of Directors of the Irish Centre for European Law and the Advisory Board of the Berkeley Comparative Equality and Anti-Discrimination Law Study Group. In 2015, he was a Senior Expert on Disability for the European Commission's Network of Legal Experts in Gender Equality and Non-Discrimination. Since 2010, he worked with the International Labour Organisation on several projects, and played a key role in producing a 2016 guide for employers on promoting diversity through workplace adjustments. See further: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Mark_Bell21
  Employment and Labour Law   employment equality law   Equality law   eu employment law   eu equality law   labour migration   precarious work
 The Employment Equality Directive and Supporting People with Psychosocial Disabilities in the Workplace
 Don't knock on the wrong door: Charter Click
 European Network of Legal Experts in Gender Equality and Non-Discrimination
 Promoting Diversity and Inclusion Through Workplace Adjustments: A Practical Guide
 Analysis of Comparative Review of Equality Data Collection Practices in the EU

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Employment Law Association of Ireland 2015
Industrial Law Society 2008
Society of Legal Scholars 2005
Socio-Legal Studies Association
Discrimination Law Association
Irish Association of Law Teachers 2018
EU Equality Law and Precarious Work in, editor(s)Uladzislau Belavusau and Kristin Henrard , EU Anti-Discrimination Law Beyond Gender, Oxford, Hart Publishing, 2019, pp75 - 94, [Mark Bell ], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Mark Bell , Adapting Work to the Worker: the Evolving EU Legal Framework on Accommodating Worker Diversity, International Journal of Discrimination and the Law, 18, 2018, p124 - 143, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Mark Bell , The Principle of Equal Treatment and the European Pillar of Social Rights, Giornale di Diritto del Lavoro e di Relazioni Industriali, 160, 2018, p783 - 810, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Mark Bell , Pitfalls and Progress: Reasonable Accommodation for Workers with Disabilities in Ireland, Dublin University Law Journal, 41, (1), 2018, p77 - 100, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Mark Bell , Leaving Religion at the Door? The European Court of Justice and Religious Symbols in the Workplace, Human Rights Law Review, 17, 2017, p1-13 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Sexual Identity, Law and Social Change in, editor(s)Ivana Bacik and Mary Rogan , Legal Cases that Changed Ireland, Dublin, Clarus Press, 2016, pp63 - 70, [Mark Bell], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Mark Bell , Mental Health, Law and Creating Inclusive Workplaces, Current Legal Problems , 69, 2016, p1 - 34, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Mark Bell , Disability, rehabilitation and the status of worker in EU Law: Fenoll, Common Market Law Review, 53, (1), 2016, p197 - 208, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Mark Bell and Lisa Waddington, The Employment Equality Directive and supporting people with psychosocial disabilities in the workplace: a legal analysis of the situation in the EU Member States, Brussels, European Commission, December , 2016, p1 - 131, Notes: [This report examines the role that EU Law, specifically Directive 2000/78, plays in providing support in the labour market for those who experience mental health problems amounting to a psychosocial disability. It examines the definition of disability found in EU and national law, and the extent to which the concept of reasonable accommodation has been applied to persons with psychosocial disability. It also explores the role playing by stigma in creating barriers for those with mental health problems and evidence of measures adopted by Member States to combat this phenomenon.], Report, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  URL
Mark Bell , Mental Health at Work and the Duty to Make Reasonable Adjustments, Industrial Law Journal, 44, 2015, p194 - 221, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
  

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Mark Bell , Brexit: where are we now and what happens next? Politics, Trade and Labour Law, Brussels European Employee Relations Group, Brussels, 30 January, 2019, Conference Paper, PRESENTED
Mark Bell , Using Law to Foster Labour Market Inclusion for People with Intellectual Disabilities, Research Seminar, National University of Ireland Galway, 1 April, 2019, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Edoardo Ales, Mark Bell, Olaf Deinert, Sophie Robin-Olivier (eds), International and European Labour Law: Article-by-Article Commentary, Baden Baden, Nomos/Beck/Hart Publishing, 2018, 1 - 1678pp, Book, PUBLISHED
Art 10 TFEU (pp 21-23), Art 19 TFEU (pp 23-26), Art 20 CFREU (pp 200-203), Art 21 CFREU (pp 203-209), Art 15 RESC (pp 307-310), Art 20 RESC (pp 316-319), Art 14 ECHR (pp 461-465). Co-author of General Introduction (pp XXXIII-XLVII) and introductions to Part 1 (Fundamental Provisions) (pp 1-6) , Part 2 (Equality Law) (pp 431-432), Part 3 (Workers' Mobility) (pp 641-642). in, editor(s)Edoardo Ales, Mark Bell, Olaf Deinert, Sophie-Robin Olivier. , International and European Labour Law: Article-by-Article Commentary, Baden Baden, Nomos/Beck/Hart Publishing, 2018, pp1 - 1678, [Mark Bell], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Mark Bell , Can Anti-Discrimination Law Improve the Position of People with Intellectual Disabilities in the Labour Market? Learning from Experience in the USA, Berkeley Comparative Anti-Discrimination Law Study Group Annual Conference, University of Melbourne, 11 June, 2018, Conference Paper, PRESENTED
Mark Bell , Workers on the Margins: People with Intellectual Disabilities and Labour Law, Industrial Relations in Europe 2018, KU Leuven, 12 September, 2018, Conference Paper, PRESENTED
Mark Bell , Adapting Work to the Worker: The Evolving EU Legal Framework on Accommodating Worker Diversity, EU Employment Law Update, Dublin, 25 January, 2018, Irish Centre for European Law, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Mark Bell, Reflecting on the Effectiveness of EU Anti-Discrimination Law, University of Luxembourg, 13 July, 2018, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Mark Bell , When Can the Charter be Applied? The View from the CJEU, Using the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, Trinity College Dublin, 12 January 2017, 2017, Conference Paper, PRESENTED
Mark Bell , Religion, Reasonable Accommodation and European Anti-Discrimination Law, Irish Society for European Law, European Equality Law Seminar, Dublin, 26 January 2017, 2017, Conference Paper, PRESENTED

  

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Award Date
European University Institute Law Prize for doctoral thesis 1999/2000
Jean Monnet Fellowship, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute 2004
Mark's research interests lie in the areas of equality, work and migration. He has published extensively on EU equality law, but also on aspects of EU employment law (especially law and precarious work). His research interests include comparative equality and employment law issues. He has previously published research relating to migration law, such as the position of irregular migrants in the labour market. Mark welcomes inquiries from potential research students in the areas of equality law and employment law. He has experience of supervising doctoral research in these fields dealing with domestic law, comparative law, and EU law.