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Anne Trebilcock on the Implementation of International Labour Law
9 Feb 2011 -  Ms. Anne Trebilcock, Former Legal Adviser, International Labour Organization

"The Implementation of International Labour Law"
International labour standards set minimum standards that are to be given effect by ratifying member States of the International Labour Organization. They may be implemented by a variety of means. Their application is supported by various ILO supervisory procedures, chiefly the regular supervision of reports by the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations under articles 19 and 22 of the ILO Constitution, representations and complaints under articles 24 and 26, and complaints brought before the ILO Governing Body Committee on Freedom of Association. Organizations of employers and of workers as well as member States and other international organizations have roles to play. In addition, the Follow-up to the 1998 ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work and the 2008 ILO Declaration on Social Justice for a Fair Globalization promote the implementation of principles underlying international labour standards and, in case of ratification, their application by member States. The lecture explores these aspects along with the challenges being faced today.