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A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
International Labour Law 4th ed isbn 9789041156747

International Labour Law 3rd ed

ISBN13: 9789041138057
New Edition ISBN: 9789041156747
Previous Edition ISBN: 9789041128140
Published: October 2011
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
Country of Publication: The Netherlands
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

No one will deny that labour standards comprise a necessary framework for balanced economic and social development. Yet on a global level such balanced development has not occurred, despite the existence of a rigorous body of international labour law that has been active and growing for eighty years. The implementation of this law devolves upon states; yet many states have failed to honour it. If we are to take serious steps toward a remedy for this situation, there is no better place to start than a thorough, well-researched survey and analysis of existing international labour law - its sources, its content, its historical development, and an informed consideration of the barriers to its full effectiveness.

This book is exactly such a resource. It provides in-depth interpretation of the crucial International Labour Organisation (ILO) instruments - Constitution, conventions, declarations, resolutions, and recommendations - as well as such other sources of law as the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and various model and actual corporate codes of conduct. Among the substantive areas of labour law covered in this book are the following:

  • the relationship between international labour law and economic competition;
  • standards on industrial relations;
  • collective bargaining and dispute settlement procedures;
  • protection of trade unions;
  • prohibitions on enforced and child labour;
  • promotion of equal opportunity and treatment;
  • time and rest provisions;
  • wage determination and protection;
  • occupational health and safety provisions;
  • special issues on non-standard forms of employment;
  • foreign and migrant workers;
  • social security provisions;
  • maritime work.
The presentation demonstrates that these rules and standards, notwithstanding their much-maligned intrinsic legal force, do in fact offer invaluable benchmarks to governments, judiciaries, employers, and trade unions. The book's combination of detailed commentary and an overarching social policy will make it especially valuable to legislators, human resources managers, employers´ organizations, trade unions, jurists, and academics concerned with the role of work in our globalized social system.

This third edition of the book by Jean-Michel Servais analyzes the potential of those standards in a globalized world, and the necessary evolution. It examines the actual implementation of those rules in the national context, comparing different experiences. It integrates the latest instruments, in particular the 2008 Declaration on Social Justice for a Fair Globalization that has led to a greater involvement of the ILO in the global discussion on economic development as exemplified by its participation in the recent G8 and G20 meetings. It examines the most recent public debates on labour regulation (dealing with health and security at work, personal data, minimum wages, social security, strikes, etc.), updates the bibliography and opens some perspectives for the future work of the global institutions.

Employment Law
The Author. Preface
K. Tapiola.
List of Abbreviations. Introduction.

Part One: Historical Landmarks and Current Perspectives.
1. The founding principles of ILO and their relevance today.
2. The social clause dilemma.
3. The constitutional framework.

Part Two: The Sources of International Labour Law.
1. The ILO Constitution.
2. The international labour conventions.
3. The other standard-setting instruments.
4. Conflicts between international labour standards.

Part Three: The Content of International Labour Standards.
1. Freedom of association and social dialogue.
2. Labour and employment.
3. Social security.

Part Four: The Effectiveness of International Labour Standards.
1. The supervision and promotion of ILO standards.
2. Implementation difficulties.

Selected bibliography.
Alphabetical index