Universiteit Antwerpen

'The Social Responsibility of Employers in the Informal Sector', 17-19 April 2012

International Colloquium

Venue: Catholic University of Central Africa (Yaoundé, Cameroon), April 17-19 2012

Organizers: Catholic University of Central Africa (Yaoundé, Cameroon), Centre for Law and Cosmopolitan Values (Faculty of Law, University of Antwerp), CERJUSP (Centre d'études et de Recherches sur la Justice Sociale et Politique), CREA (Cercle de Réflexion en Éthique Appliquée).

Title: 'The Social Responsibility of Employers in the Informal Sector'

While corporate social responsibility has dominated most debates on economic and social ethics, very little contribution has been devoted to specific issues such as the social responsibilities of employers in the informal sector. This embarks on a detailed analysis of both the legal and ethical responsibilities of employers in the informal sector. Such attempts will invoke, debates on controversial areas such as: child labour, equitable wages, employment discrimination, safety and welfare of employees, gender equality etc. Without being exhaustive or restrictive, these lines of thought may allow participants, to lay the basis for ethical standards and the notion of "social responsibility of employers" in the informal sector in Cameroon.

In view of the above, the organising committee currently accepts papers from the following areas of research:

1- Sociological and economic analysis.
2- Ethical debates (moral philosophy, moral theology).
3- Legal debates (international conventions and national laws).
4- Civil society and the informal sector.
5- Social security.
6- Comparative Perspectives of Social Responsibility of employers in other countries.
7- Cases/studies and experiences from actors.

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Scientific Committee :
Fabien Eboussi Boulaga, Philosopher, Director de Terroirs, Cameroon
Bruno Bekolo Ebee, Economist, The University of Douala, Cameroon
Marcus Ndongmo, Theologian, CUCA, Cameroon
Lucien Ayissi, Philosopher, The University of Yaoundé I, Cameroon
Dany Rondeau, Philosopher, University du Quebec à Rimouski, Canada
Axel Gosseries, Philosopher, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium
Geert Demuijnck, Philosopher, Catholic University of Lille, France
Xavier Dijon, Philosopher, FUNDP de Namur, Belgium
Mgr Jean Mbarga, Theologian, CUCA, Cameroon
Ernest-Marie Mbonda, Philosopher, CUCA, Cameroon
Jean Bertrand Salla, Theologian, CUCA, Cameroon

Organizing Committee:
Jean Toubé, Researcher, CUCA/CREA
Nicolas Nsima Biyick, PhD Resarcher, CUCA/CREA
François Ndzana, Researcher, CUCA/CREA
Atabong Tamo, PhD Resarcher, Universiteit Antwerpen, Centre for Law and Cosmopolitan Values
Thierry Ngosso, PhD Resarcher, CUL/Hoover Chair, CUCA/CERJUSP

For more information: (237) 22 23 89 84
mbondaer@yahoo.com ; absalla@yahoo.fr ;
mathieu.ngosso@uclouvain.be; jeantoube@yahoo.fr


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