The Protection of the Individual component gathers all research that deals with the person as a human being with a body and an individuality as well as a being that is socially situated and involved in social relations with family, at work or more broadly with society and as a human with values, and in particular their attachment to fundamental freedoms.
Whatever their research topic, researchers working on Protection of the Individual are particularly attentive to the use of digital tools and the way in which these tools now help create the fundamental rights of the individual. This is in fact an important and distinctive element of the research performed at the IODE laboratory.
This line of research focuses on four main themes:
Bioethics is one of the oldest topics in the laboratory. Even today it still remains extremely prevalent due to the work of several members who are specialists in the law of the individual, family law and health law.
- Vulnerability and Fragility of the Individual
Vulnerability and fragility of the individual comprehensively broaches, from all dimensions, the legal situation of individuals, who, during their lifetime, may be vulnerable or in a fragile situation.
- Health, Solidarity and Work
Health, solidarity and work groups together research performed by specialists in social law, mainly on issues of social protection and health at work. This research focuses on the numerous areas of solidarity that contribute to the social protection of the individual, as well as the way in which they interact.
- Living Together, Civil Society and Business
Living Together, Civil Society and Business is a new theme that the laboratory wished to emphasise. It takes into account the significant amount research now led within the laboratory on the themes of participation and social inclusion, especially research performed as part of the “Vivre Ensemble” (living together) chair.