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Vol 22 No 2 Feb/March 2017

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Labour Rights as Human Rights

ISBN13: 9780199281053
ISBN: 019928105X
Published: March 2005
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £83.00

Are efforts to protect workers' rights compatible with the forces of globalization? How can minimum standards designed to protect labour rights be implemented in a world in which national labour law is more and more at the mercy of international forces beyond its control? The contributors to this volume argue that international agreements and institutions are of central importance if labour rights are to be protected in a globalized economy, exploring some of the options that are open to governments, civil society, and the labour movement in the years ahead.

Notes on Contributors
Philip Alston: 1. Labour Rights as Human Rights: The Unhappy State of the Art
Simon Deakin: 2. Social Rights in a Globalised Economy
Patrick Macklem: 3. The Right to Bargain Collectively in International Law: Workers' Right, Human Right, International Right?
Francis Maupain: 4. Is the ILO Effective in Upholding Labour Rights?: Reflections on the Myanmar Case
Steve Charnowitz: 5. The Labor Dimension of the Emerging Free Trade Area of the Americas
Anne Davies: 6. Should the EU Have the Power to Set Minimum Standards for Collective Labour Rights in the Member States?
Tonia Novitz: 7. The European Union and International Labour Standards: The Dynamics of Dialogue Between the EU and the ILO