Nicolas Bueno is assistant professor at the French-speaking faculty of law of UniDistance Suisse.

He completed his doctorate in international public law at the University of Lausanne after a research stay at Columbia Law School in New York (2012-2013, Fulbright) scholarship. He then conducted post-doctoral research at the University of Louvain (2016) and at The London School of Economics (2017) with a Postdoc.Mobility fellowship from the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and at the University of Zurich (2018-2021) with an SNSF-Ambizione research grant. He also taught International Economic Law at the University of Lausanne and the University of Zurich, and Public International Law at the University of Lugano.

His fields of research are Law and Economic Globalization, Business and Human Rights, Labour Law and Political Economy. His resaerch has been published in journals, such as the International Labour Review, Business and Human Rights Journal, Journal of Human Development and Capabilities or le Journal of World Investment and Trade. He works on his current project, Political Economy of Labour Law: Workers Rights from Classical Liberalism to Post-Growth Economics and is the editor of Labour Law Utopias: Post-Growth and Post-Productive Approaches (Oxford University Press 2024). As a practitioner, he led strategic disputes in economy and human rights at the Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) in Berlin (2014-2015), and he worked in the division of international investments and multinational business at the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO).


Recent publications

  • Bueno Nicolas, Beryl ter Haar, Nuna Zekic (eds), Utopias and Labour Law: Post-Growth and Post-Productive Approaches (Oxford University Press 2024)