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Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law [MPEiPro]

Supervisory and Review Procedures: International Labour Organization (ILO)

Monique van Alphen Fyfe, Guy Fiti Sinclair

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 26 September 2020

Subject(s):
Freedom from slavery or forced labour — Freedom of association — International labour law — Compliance monitoring in international organizations

Published under the direction of Hélène Ruiz Fabri, with the support of the Department of International Law and Dispute Resolution, under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law.

1 The International Labour Organization (ILO) was established in 1919, at the end of the First World War and at a time of significant industrial upheaval. In the context of the emerging importance of workers’ movements, the ILO had at its core a unique feature—a tripartite structure of state, employer, and worker delegates who actively participate in all features of the ILO’s work. This structure is often argued to be the source of the ILO’s continued success and the source of its legitimacy (International Organizations or Institutions, Democratic Legitimacy), and...
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