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This book 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 completely revised fourth 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 debates (dealing with human rights at work, strikes, social security, health and security at work, tc.), updates the bibliography and opens some perspectives for the future work of the global institutions.