The ECJ has ruled on the escape clause of article 6 Rome Convention. How “special”/”ordinary” will this Schlecker case turn out to be in other cases of international labour law or even in cases of torts where article 4 (3) Rome II Regulation is invoked?
The Schlecker case is of importance for experts in international labour law, but possibly also for those who are concerned with Transnational Corporate Social Responsibility and, more generally, with the possible contribution of PIL to Social Justice.
Private International Law is known as an esoteric and even inaccessible discipline. Yet it is striking that PIL issues are interwoven with a number of socio-legal debates. The potential of PIL in achieving social justice in these areas might be high.