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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Labour Law, International

Franz Christian Ebert, Claire La Hovary

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 25 July 2021

International co-operation

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law under the direction of Professor Anne Peters (2021–) and Professor Rüdiger Wolfrum (2004–2020). 

1 For the purpose of this article, international labour law is defined as the body of international legal norms which regulates issues concerning work (Work, Right to, International Protection). The principal international institution charged with developing international labour law is the International Labour Organization (ILO), a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) (United Nations, Specialized Agencies). At the same time, the term international labour law is both wider and narrower than the law of the ILO. Numerous treaties adopted outside of the ILO’s...
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