International labour standards training delivered to judges, lawyers and advocates in Fiji

The International Training Centre of the ILO has delivered training sessions to legal professionals on International Labour Standards in Suva this week. The training sessions were delivered to lawyers and advocates, as well as members of the judiciary and was supported with funding from Australian Aid.

Press release | Suva, Fiji | 11 March 2016
Suva, Fiji

ILO (SUVA) - The International Training Centre of the ILO has delivered training sessions to legal professionals on International Labour Standards in Suva this week. The training sessions were delivered to lawyers and advocates, as well as members of the judiciary and was supported with funding from Australian Aid.

Chief Justice Anthony Gates said “I hope this training is the commencement of a continuing and worthwhile relationship between the Fiji judiciary the Bar of Fiji and the ILO.”

Fiji has been a longstanding member of the International Labour Organization since 1974 and has ratified a number of International Labour Standards, known as Conventions, over the course of more than 40 years.

Mr. Satoshi Sasaki, Officer-in-charge of the Office for Pacific Island Countries said “International labour standards adopted by the ILO are an important benchmark for national laws and policies, but also important tools for lawyers and advocates as well as the judiciary. The judicial use of international labour standards is important contributor to strengthening domestic case law on labour matters.”

The training offered participants the chance to learn more about using and applying international labour standards in the context of Fiji. The training was also an opportunity to consider the use of International Labour Standards in key areas such as freedom of association, the right to bargain collectively and non-discrimination in employment and occupation.

For more information please contact: Mr. Satoshi Sasaki, Officer in Charge, ILO Office for Pacific Island Countries. sasaki@ilo.org

For further information about ITC-ILO training on International Labour Standards and other training initiatives, visit http://www.itcilo.org/en