Labour Rights As Human Rights

Paperback | April 15, 2005

EditorPhilip Alston

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Are efforts to protect workers' rights compatible with the forces of globalization? How can minimum standards designed to protect labour rights be implemented in a world in which national labour law is more and more at the mercy of international forces beyond its control? The contributors tothis volume argue that international agreements and institutions are of central importance if labour rights are to be protected in a globalized economy, exploring some of the options that are open to governments, civil society, and the labour movement in the years ahead.

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Are efforts to protect workers' rights compatible with the forces of globalization? How can minimum standards designed to protect labour rights be implemented in a world in which national labour law is more and more at the mercy of international forces beyond its control? The contributors tothis volume argue that international agreem...

Philip Alston is Professor of Law at New York University Law School.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:264 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.59 inPublished:April 15, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199281068

ISBN - 13:9780199281060

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Notes on ContributorsPhilip Alston: 1. Labour Rights as Human Rights: The Not so Happy State of the ArtSimon Deakin: 2. Social Rights in a Globalized EconomyPatrick Macklem: 3. The Right to Bargain Collectively in International Law: Workers' Right, Human Right, International Right?Francis Maupain: 4. Is the ILO Effective in Upholding Workers' Rights?: Reflections on the Myanmar ExperienceSteve Charnovitz: 5. The Labor Dimension of the Emerging Free Trade Area of the AmericasAnne Davies: 6. Should the EU Have the Power to Set Minimum Standards for Collective Labour Rights in the Member States?Tonia Novitz: 7. The European Union and International Labour Standards: The Dynamics of Dialogue Between the EU and the ILOIndex