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Research guide Labour

Labour | Research Guide International Law

The term labour in its most general use, refers to productive human work. Through much of history, it was not treated as a commodity that was “paid for.” As time passed and societies grew larger and more complex, labour became more specialized. Each person became an expert at doing just a few things or even just one thing. This specialization meant that workers became more productive. The purpose of (international) labour law is to regulate the relation of employers and employees, to make provision for settlement of industrial disputes and to provide for certain other purposes.

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Library Blog Ending Violence against Women

Ending violence against women

Violence against women occurs throughout the world. Despite great strides made by the international women’s rights movement over many years, women and girls around the world are still married as children or trafficked into forced labor and sex slavery. They are refused access to education and political participation, and some are trapped in conflicts where rape is perpetrated as a weapon of war. Not to mention sexual violence against women and girls, massive rape and sexual assaults in India, Germany and Brazil. In this blog I will address the UNiTE campaign, goals and the most prominent global norms and standards concerning the ending of violence against women.

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Library news | Events Pro Concordia Labor

The purple, yellow and white Pro Concordia Labor flag was raised on Wednesday, the 9th of June, at the visitors centre of the Peace Palace. This peace flag is raised once a year at several locations in the world to remember peace activists from the past and to stress the important work of peace activists today.
Pro Concordia Labor

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Brexit

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The British newspaper The Guardian calls the referendum on June 23 the ‘biggest political decision of the century’. British voters should answer the question: ‘Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?’ We have created a Library Special on this topic in order to provide you easy access to our collection: a selective bibliography, newsitems, books, articles and online resources.

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South China Sea Territorial Disputes

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China claims most of the South China Sea, through which more than $5 trillion of world trade passes every year. Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei, the Philippines and Taiwan have rival claims. In addition to substantial natural resources, the South China Sea is of paramount strategic significance to the Asian security paradigm and to global stability. We have created a Library Special on this topic in order to provide you easy access to our collection: a selective bibliography, newsletters, books, articles and online resources.

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