1st Edition

International Labour Law Introductions and New Horizons

By Beryl Ter Haar, Nuria Ramos Martin Copyright 2017
    304 Pages
    by Routledge

    304 Pages
    by Routledge

    International Labour Law examines the different interdependent regulatory solutions for the establishment and enforcement of international core labour rights as defined by the International Labour Organisation and other key international institutions. Analysing the tensions between these rights and the interests of international economic institutions and other stakeholders such as multinational corporations, it examines existing studies of the legal interactions between international law sources, state policies, private actors and other initiatives with regard to potential conflicts on labour matters. Providing a broad introduction to international labour law, it offers a clear introduction to the key regulatory systems, allowing students to critically analyse the strengths and weaknesses of each system in a range of contexts.

    Part I ILO

    1. Historical background of the ILO and its constitutional convention
    2. Sources of the ILO: conventions, recommendations, declarations
    3. Functioning of the ILO
    4. ILO subjects
    5. ILO supervisory mechanisms
    6. Part II UN, OECD, WTO

    7. UN
    8. OECD
    9. WTO
    10. Part III Transnational private regulation of labour rights

    11. Non-governmental organisations
    12. Corporate social responsibility
    13. Transnational company agreements
    14. Part IV Outlook on future developments of international labour law

    15. Social rights in a globalised economy - a reappraisal from a human rights discourse.
    16. From normative pluralism to global hybridisation of labour rights
    17. Rethinking compliance and remedy in transnational private regulation of labour rights
    18. Making labour rights work through procurement law, trade agreements, investment law and criminal law


    Beryl ter Haar is Assistant Professor at the University of Amsterdam Law School

    Nuria Ramos Martin is a Lecturer at the University of Amsterdam Law School