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Research Handbook on Labour, Business and Human Rights Law

Edited by: Janice R. Bellace, Beryl ter Haar

ISBN13: 9781786433107
Published: August 2019
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
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Inquisitive and diverse, this innovative Research Handbook explores the ways in which human rights apply to people at work, through national constitutional provisions, judicial decisions and the application of rights expressed in supranational instruments.

Analysing why certain human rights are deemed fundamental and how they apply in the context of work, this expansive Research Handbook highlights the gulf between the ideal applications of these rights universally, and the increasing reality in the new economy that these are rarely enforceable for employees in alternative forms of employment. Established and emerging scholars provide perspectives from countries across all continents, identifying issues of prominence in their area of the globe.

Probing workers’ rights and business obligations, the Research Handbook on Labour, Business and Human Rights Law will be imperative reading for scholars and students working within the fields of labour law, human rights, and business ethics. This timely Research Handbook will also appeal to lawyers, trade union officials and government affairs staff, broadening their understanding of the laws and obligations impacting their positions.

Human Rights and Civil Liberties, Employment Law
PART I Conceptualizing Labour and Human Rights Law
1. Perspectives on Labour and Human Rights
Janice Bellace and Beryl ter Haar
PART II Sources in National Law
Section A: Civil Law and Constitutional Sources
2. Fundamental Rights and German Labor Law
Manfred Weiss
3. (The Right to) Work as foundational value: Italy and the Very Notion of a Constitutional Promise
Edoardo Ales
4. Fundamental labour rights in Brazil: challenges and developments
Ana Virginia Moreira Gomes
5. Business, Labor Law and Human Rights in Japan
Takashi Yonezu
6. Fundamental Rights and Swedish Labour Law
Mia Rönnmar
Section B: Common Law
7. Worker Rights as Human Rights: Regenerative Reconception or Rhetorical Refuge?
Matthew Finkin
8. Business and labour, and human rights in New Zealand
Amanda Reilly and Jonathan Barrett
9. The architecture of human rights at work in Israeli law
Guy Mundlak
10. Human Rights in the evolution of South African labour law
Darcy du Toit and Mariam Sirkhotte
Section C: Transition Economies
11. Labor Disputes in China from a Fundamental Labor Rights Perspective
Piotr Grzebyk
12. Trying to balance economic and labour rights: the case of Russia
Nikita Lyutov and Elena Gerasimova
PART III Fundamental Rights
Section A: Concepts
13. Freedom of Association: its emergence and the case for prevention of its decline
Tonia Novitz
14. Freedom from child labour: a fundamental right
Constance Thomas
15. Workplace gender equality as a human right: the ILO approach
Jane Aeberhard-Hodges
Section B: Supranational Influences
16. How the ILO embraced human rights
Lee Swepston
17. The European convention on human rights, as a fountain of labour rights
Filip Dorssemont
18. Labour Human Rights and the Jurisprudence of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights
Miguel F. Canessa Montejo
Section C: Scope and Coverage
19. Fundamental Labour Rights, Platform Work and Human Rights Protection of Non-Standard Workers
Valerio de Stefano and Antonio Aloisi
20. Decent Work Challenges for Atypical Workers in Korea
Christina Hiessl and Jaewook Nahm
PART IV Business and Human Rights
21. From Workers’ Rights to Human Rights at Work
Janice Bellace
22. Multinational Enterprises and Labor Rights: Concepts and Implementation
Nicolas Bueno
23. The EU’s CSSR policy in a global and national context
Beryl ter Haar and Attila Kun
24. State Extraterritorial Regulation and Decent Work in the Asia Pacific
John Howe and Ingrid Landau