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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Work, Right to, International Protection

Angelika Nußberger

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 19 September 2020

Right to work — Women, rights — Minorities — Children, rights — Indigenous peoples — Right to non-discrimination — Collective rights — International labour law — Fair and equitable treatment standard

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 The right to work is closely linked to human dignity (Human Dignity, International Protection). It is a means not only for subsistence, but also for self-realization, development of human personality, and inclusion in society, although the debate was predominantly focused on economic aspects. It can be traced back to the right to self-preservation as developed by John Locke. The pre-revolutionary literature deducts social claims such as access to education (Education, Right to, International Protection), the guarantee of minimum wages, provision of work, as well...
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