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22 May 2017 - 02 June 2017

International labour standards for judges, lawyers and legal educators

22 May 2017 - 02 June 2017

International labour standards for judges, lawyers and legal educators

International labour standards for judges, lawyers and legal educators

Course Information

22 May 2017 - 02 June 2017

English - French

Turin Centre

Code: A9010468

English French

Deadline: 09 April 2017

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This course examines international labour standards as a resource for strengthening domestic case law on labour matters. It also provides materials and methodology to promote training in this field.

Description

Description

This course examines international labour standards as a resource for strengthening domestic case law on labour matters. It also provides materials and methodology to promote training in this field.

Target audience

Target audience

Judges, lawyers, legal educators, legal advisers to employers' or workers' organizations.

Objectives

Objectives

General objective

The main objective of the course is to equip law professionals with the knowledge that will enable them to use international labour law sources at national level.

Specific objectives

At the end of this training, participants will:

  • have an in-depth knowledge of the instruments and supervisory machinery of the ILS system;
  • be able to use the analysis and pronouncements of the ILO’s supervisory bodies;
  • be able to determine when and how domestic judges and lawyers can use international labour law to solve labour disputes;
  • be able to identify and make use of ILS in key areas such as freedom of association, the right to collective bargaining, non-discrimination in employment and occupation, forced labour, child labour, occupational safety and health, termination of employment;
  • be able to use ILO and ITC-ILO databases on ILS and case law relying on ILS.

Structure and content

Structure and content

The course structure is based on the premise that participants are already versed in legal concepts and thinking. To enable participants to use the sources of international labour law at national level, the course will cover the following:

  • general presentation of the ILS system: main characteristics of ILO standards; the ILS procedures from international drafting to national application;
  • when and how domestic judges and lawyers can use international labour law;
  • the work of the ILO’s supervisory bodies and its relevance to domestic judges and lawyers;
  • the content of ILS on freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining;
  • the content of ILS on equality in employment and occupation;
  • the content of ILS on forced labour;
  • the content of ILS on child labour;
  • the content of ILS on occupational safety and health;
  • the content of ILS on termination of employment;
  • ILO and ITC-ILO databases on ILS and on case-law relying on ILS.

Methodology and materials

Methodology and materials

Both the timing of the course and its duration are intended to make it easier for law professionals to participate. Its limited duration (2 weeks) should enable law professionals to participate without renouncing their other commitments. These conditions mean that the time available will be used intensively in both morning and afternoon sessions.

The training methods used in the course aim to take advantage of the participants’ high-level of competencies and experience. Considerable time will therefore be devoted to case studies, role-plays and group discussions. The materials used during the course include a training manual and a compendium of court decisions from numerous jurisdictions around the world, which have relied on ILS.
Moreover, participants will have access to an online course platform including all course materials.

To facilitate the sharing of information and experience, each participant will be asked to deliver a report before the course on the use of international law in the case law of his/her home country, with a special focus on international labour law.

The course will be taught by experts from the ITC-ILO and the ILO. The lecturers will include two members of the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations, one of the main ILO bodies supervising the application of ILS by member States.

Contact us

jurist@itcilo.org

Tuition cost: 3065

Subsistence cost: 1350

Total cost: 4415

 

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