International Labour Review

The International Labour Review is a peer-reviewed multidisciplinary journal of international scope in labour and employment studies. Established in 1921 by decision of the ILO Governing Body, it is published quarterly in English, French and Spanish and administered by the ILO Research Department.

The ILR aims to advance academic research and inform policy debate and decision-making in all fields related to the world of work, such as economics, law, industrial relations, social policy, sociology and history, by publishing and bringing together the original thinking of academics and experts in those fields. It also features concise reports on current developments and reviews of recent major publications considered to be of particular interest to those working in these fields. Read more...

Current issue

  1. Vol. 159 (2020), No. 4

    • Introduction: Transnational futures of international labour law, by Adelle BLACKETT
    • Engagement with sustainability at the International Labour Organization and wider implications for collective worker voice, by Tonia NOVITZ
    • The relationship between international law and European labour legislation and its impact on the development of international and European social law, by Sophie ROBIN-OLIVIER
    • On the International Labour Organization and prison labour: An invitation to recalibrate, by Faina MILMAN-SIVAN and Yair SAGY
    • From Geneva to San José: The ILO standards and the Inter-American System for the protection of human rights, by Bernard DUHAIME and Éloïse DÉCOSTE
    • The Rana Plaza disaster seven years on: Transnational experiments and perhaps a new treaty?, by Anne TREBILCOCK
    • The trade–labour relationship in the light of the WTO Appellate Body’s embrace of pluralism?, by Joanna LANGILLE
    • On social regionalism in transnational labour law, by Adelle BLACKETT

ILR centenary

In 2021, the ILR will celebrate its centenary. Check back regularly for updates, events and special issues to mark this important anniversary.
The International Labour Review is a member of the International Association of Labour Law Journals.
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