Independent evaluation of the ILO's strategies on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, Volume I Full Report - Rev. Ed. (2015)

Covering the period from 2008 to 2014, this evaluation reviews ILO’s strategy to advance Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work (FPRW), namely: the right to freedom of association and collective bargaining is widely known and exercised (Outcome 14); forced labour is eliminated (Outcome 15); child labour is eliminated, with priority to the worst forms of child labour (Outcome 16); and discrimination in employment and occupation is eliminated (Outcome 17). The case studies are contained in Volume II (online only).

EDITOR's NOTE: This two-volume 2014 report was re-published in June 2015 to remove one case study from Volume II on Brazil. The Brazil case study had reproduced, without prior permission and attribution, large portions of the thesis published by Ms Ana Gomes in 2009 at the University of Toronto entitled "The Effect of ILO’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work on the Evolution of Legal Policy in Brazil: An Analysis of Freedom of Association" ( In addition, the case study also included several passages from the article “Flawed freedom of association in Brazil: How unions can become an obstacle to meaningful reforms in the labor law system” authored by Ms Ana Gomes and Ms Mariana Mota Prado, published in 2011 in the Comparative Labor Law & Policy Journal ( The International Labour Office regrets this isolated instance of plagiarism and offers its apologies to the authors.