Fundamental rights at work and international labour standards

Offers a detailed description of the relevant Conventions and their principles, along with specific problems encountered in their application at national level.

Labour law has long been upheld by the ILO as an essential pillar of development and peace, within member States, as well as between States. This important new book offers valuable insight on the application of the ILO’s international labour standards by governments, employers and workers around the world in an accessible, but at the same time, technically sound manner.

These standards – on collective bargaining, forced and compulsory labour, equality of opportunity and treatment and protection of children and young people – are closely linked with the ILO’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, 1998.

A detailed description of each instrument and its principles is discussed, along with specific problems encountered in applying that instrument at a national level. Together, the information in this volume provides a thoughtful overview of the ever more practical and fuller application of fundamental human rights around the globe. A crucial resource for labour lawyers, practitioners, and employers’ and workers’ organizations.

Key features:

  • Offers a clear, concise guide to labour standards and fundamental human rights
  • Includes glossary of key terms and concepts
  • Contains list of Internet resources and other suggested reading