International labour Law

  • Human rights standards

    Human rights standards

    September 6, 2013

    Poster of the International Labour  Organisation (ILO) communicating human right standards in relation to labour. Image: Yellow and orange coloured poster containing several photographs to illutrate the subject.

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  • 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. This specialization meant that workers became more productive. International labour law is the body of rules covering public and private international law which concern the rights and duties of employees, employers, trade unions and governments in regulating the workplace.

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