International labour standards

ILO publishes annual report on the application of standards

The Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations, whose work constitutes the cornerstone of the ILO's supervisory system on international labour standards, has just published its annual report.

News | 06 February 2018
The Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations, whose work constitutes the cornerstone of the ILO's supervisory system on international labour standards, has just published its annual report.

International labour standards, which are made up of Conventions, Protocols to Conventions and Recommendations, are universal instruments adopted by the international community and reflecting common values and principles on work-related issues. The ILO considers it important to keep track of developments in all its member States regarding the effect given to international labour standards adopted by the International Labour Conference, whether or not they have ratified them.

Once a country has ratified an ILO convention, it is obliged to report regularly on measures it has taken to implement it. The Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations (CEACR) is an independent body composed of 20 outstanding legal experts at the national and international levels, charged with examining the application of ILO Conventions and Recommendations by ILO member States.

The members of the Committee are appointed in their personal capacity from among impartial persons of competence and independent standing drawn from all regions of the world in order to enable the Committee to have at its disposal first-hand experience of different legal, economic and social systems.

The Committee of Experts is also publishing this year a General Survey on working time, which will be released at the end of February.


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