Freedom of association - Digest of decisions and principles of the Freedom of Association Committee of the Governing Body of the ILO. Fifth (revised) edition, 2006

Summarizes the decisions and principles of the Committee on Freedom of Association up to its 339th report (November 2005).


Since its establishment 55 years ago, the Freedom of Association Committee has dealt with more than 2,500 complaints of infringement of freedom of association submitted to it either by governments or by organizations of employers or workers. Fully revised and updated, this digest brings together these decisions and principles in a concise form for easy reference and serves as a useful guide to the policies and actions to be adopted so as to ensure the fundamental principles of freedom of association. In addition, for each of the principles and decisions contained in the digest, the corresponding references are given to the previous digest or to the reports, cases and appropriate paragraphs of the Committee’s reports, up to its 339th report (November 2005).