The Fundamentals of International Labour Law is conceived as a new manual for university student in this discipline. It provides a comprehensive review of the evolution and trends of international labour law. The volume offers a new reading of the present challenges that labour law faces at the international level, and gives an overview of the main tools and policies for its best implementation at country level. Today, in different parts of the world there is increasing difficulty in the application of international labour standards, and this is mainly due to inadequacies and gaps in the national and regional legal frameworks. The volume presents the ways in which the scope of international labour law applies to the various topics and issues. At the same time, it provides the students with terms, notions, definitions, law and practice in the various regions of the world.
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In an interconnected world, international labour law is vital for securing workers’ rights and dealing with the negative effects of globalization. In this course, we will tell you the story of international labour law and human rights at work in an accessible, clear and comprehensive way. This basic course is designed for a wide audience: for people interested in labour law, human rights, corporate social responsibility, social policy, labour management and the functioning of international Of those, eight Conventions are considered “core” international labor standards. Those core standards deal with the freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining, eliminating forced or compulsory labor, the abolition of child labor and eliminating discrimination regarding employment and occupation. While European writers often attach importance to the guilds and apprenticeship systems of the medieval world, some Asian scholars have identified labour standards as far back as the Babylonian Code of Hammurabi (18th century bce) and the rules for labour-management relations in the Hindu Laws of Manu (Manu-smriti; c. 100 ce); Latin American authors point to the Laws of the Indies promulgated by Spain in the 17th century for its New World territories. None of these can be regarded as more