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Part II Historical and Legal Sources, Ch.12 Social Justice, Rights, and Labour

Janelle M Diller

From: The Oxford Handbook of International Human Rights Law

Edited By: Dinah Shelton

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 21 October 2020

Subject(s):
International labour law — Development, right to — Equality before the law — Democracy — Right to education — Right to just and favourable conditions of work — Right to vote and to be elected — Access to justice — Conscientious objection — Women, rights — Freedom of association — Subsidiary organs of international organizations

This article examines the issues of social justice, social rights, and the international labour movement in relation to international human rights. It traces the history of the emergence of international labour law and describes the action and innovation of the International Labor Organization (ILO). It suggests that the ILO�s structural machinery and guiding principles served as the global reference point for setting and supervising standards on workers� rights, freedoms, and entitlements.

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