Social Justice as Expressed in International Labour Standards

Social Justice as Expressed in International Labour Standards - Documents and Materials of the ILO

José Luis Gil y Gil e Tatsiana Ushakova


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Autor/Autores: José Luis Gil y Gil e Tatsiana Ushakova

ISBN v. impressa: 978989712349-8

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Número de páginas: 402

Publicado el: 06/07/2015

Idioma: Inglês


The ILO documents and materials collected here can effectively complement textbooks for undergraduate and postgraduate studies at universities in English-speaking countries and other countries following the growing trend to introduce bilingual education and English-speaking programmes of study. Thanks to its multidisciplinary approach, this book is particularly useful for the subjects of Labour Law, International Law and International Human Rights Law. It can also be suggested for courses in Economics, Business and International Relations.

The ILO documents may also be of use to such legal professionals as lawyers, legislators and human rights defenders, who must increasingly consult international labour standards.

Besides being informational and educational, this compilation of documents is of scientific value as it contributes to the analytical systematization of ILO documents. The materials are organized into three blocks: General Principles and Fundamental Rights, Conventions and Recommendations, and the Supervisory Mechanism.

Finally, this book contributes to promotion of the humanistic ideas of the ILO, which fall under the maximum value of social justice. In doing so, it commemorates the upcoming centenary of the oldest intergovernmental international organization.



Holds a Doctorate in Law (1991), and won the special thesis award from the University of Alcalá and the Trabajo y Seguridad Social award from the Ministry of Labour and Social Security for the best doctoral thesis presented in 1990-1991. Since September 2011, he has been a professor of Labour Law at the University of Alcalá. He has spent extensive periods of time for research at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano, the Université Montesquieu-Bordeaux IV, the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and the Goethe Universität, Frankfurt am Main. In addition, he has been a visiting professor at the following universities: Montesquieu-Bordeaux IV (1995, 1997, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2011 and 2012), Nantes (1995, 1999 and 2008) and Panthéon-Assas Paris II (2009, 2010 and 2013). His research focuses on the principles of employment contracts and on European and international labour law. He has published over a hundred articles on these and other matters in national and international legal journals. His main monographs to be highlighted are: La prescripción de las faltas laborales (1993), Autotutela privada y poder disciplinario en la empresa (1994), La prescripción y la caducidad en el contrato de trabajo (2000) and Principio de la buena fe y poderes del empresario (2003).


Lawyer. Doctor in Law (Belarusian State University, Minsk, Belarus). Master in European Union Law (Alcalá University, Alcalá de Henares, Spain). Master in International Migration Law (General Council of Spanish Lawyers and European University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain). Lecturer experience in the Belarusian State University (Minsk), the Alcalá University (Madrid) and in the Rey Juan Carlos University (Madrid). Research experience in the universities of Geneva, Frankfurt, Bordeaux and Milan. Author of books, articles and contributions to the conferences in the field of International Law, European Union Law, International Investment Law and International and European Labour Law.




1.1 ILO Constitution, 1919 (extracts)

1.2 Declaration of Philadelphia, 1944

1.3 Tripartite Declaration of Principles concerning Multinational Enterprises, 1977 (as amended in 2000 and 2006)

1.4 Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, 1998

1.5 Declaration on Social Justice for a Fair Globalization, 2008

1.6 Global Jobs Pact, 2009

1.7 Decent Work Agenda (extracts)


2.1 ILO Constitution, 1919 (extract)

2.2 Definition and General Classification

2.3 Conventions (selection by subject)

2.3.1 Freedom of association and right to collective bargaining

C087 Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organize Convention, 1948 (No. 87)

C098 Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention, 1949 (No. 98)

2.3.2 Forced labour

C029 Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29)

P029 Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention, 1930

C105 Abolition of Forced Labour Convention, 1957 (No. 105)

2.3.3 Elimination of child labour

C138 Minimum Age Convention, 1973 (No. 138)

C182 Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention, 1999 (No. 182)

2.3.4 Equality of opportunity and treatment

C100 Equal Remuneration Convention, 1951 (No. 100)

C111 Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention, 1958 (No. 111)

2.3.5 Employment policy

C081 Labour Inspection Convention, 1947 (No. 81)

P081 Protocol of 1995 to the Labour Inspection Convention, 1947

C122 Employment Policy Convention, 1964 (No. 122)

C144 Tripartite Consultation (International Labour Standards) Convention, 1976 (No. 144)

2.3.6 Social security

C102 Social Security (Minimum Standards) Convention, 1952 (No. 102)

C118 Equality of Treatment (Social Security) Convention, 1962 (No. 118)

C157 Maintenance of Social Security Rights Convention, 1982 (No. 157)

2.3.7 Labour conditions and rights at work

C047 Forty-Hour Week Convention, 1935 (No. 47)

C132 Holidays with Pay Convention (Revised), 1970 (No. 132)

C175 Part-Time Work Convention, 1994 (No. 175)

C131 Minimum Wage Fixing Convention, 1970 (No. 131)

C187 Promotional Framework for Occupational Safety and Health Convention, 2006 (No. 187)

C158 Termination of Employment Convention, 1982 (No. 158)

2.3.8 Categories of workers

C097 Migration for Employment Convention (Revised), 1949 (No. 97)

C143 Migrant Workers (Supplementary Provisions) Convention, 1975 (No. 143)

C183 Maternity Protection Convention, 2000 (No. 183)

MLC Maritime Labour Convention, 2006

C177 Home Work Convention, 1996 (No. 177)

C189 Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189)

2.4 Recommendations (selection)

R166 Termination of Employment Recommendation, 1982 (No. 166)

R198 Employment Relationship Recommendation, 2006 (No. 198)

R202 Social Protection Floors Recommendation, 2012 (No. 202)


3.1 General information

3.2 ILO Constitution, 1919 (relevant provisions)

3.3 Regular System of Supervision

3.3.1 The Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations

3.3.2 The International Labour Conference’s Tripartite Committee on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations

3.4 Special Procedures

3.4.1 Procedure for representations on the application of ratified Conventions

3.4.2 Procedure for complaints over the application of ratified Conventions

3.4.3 Special procedure for complaints regarding freedom of association (Freedom of Association Committee)