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9 Article 7: Just and Favourable Conditions of Work

From: The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: Commentary, Cases, and Materials

Ben Saul, David Kinley, Jacqueline Mowbray

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 25 March 2023

Right to work — Gender — Regional organizations — Acts of international organizations
The States Parties to the present Covenant recognize the right of everyone to the enjoyment of just and favourable conditions of work which ensure, in particular: The right to just and favourable conditions of work in Article 7 serves a number of inter-related purposes. The requirement that remuneration ensures fair wages and a ‘decent living’ for workers and their families in Article 7(a)(ii) provides a vital means of achieving the right to an adequate standard of living in Article 11,1 and the protection of the family in Article 10. The broad concept of...
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