International Labour Standards and Digitlal Labour Platforms

Knowledge Sharing on Digital Labour Platform CASE LAW

International Labour Standards and Digitlal Labour Platforms

2–13 December 2024
The course is available in English
Introduction to the course

Drawing on guidance from international labour standards (ILS) and current case law at national level, the knowledge-sharing series aims to support a comparative analysis of case law governing disputes relating to digital platforms. More specifically, the series intends to facilitate an international debate among labour law professionals on the guiding role and effective implementation of ILS in a fragmented and challenging context in safeguarding the minimum rights and protections of all workers in the digital economy. The conclusions of this discussion will provide a wealth of content and case studies for further dissemination at international level. The rulings discussed during the debate will also be used to enrich the ITCILO database of court decisions, a key tool for judges and legal practitioners worldwide.

Who attends this course?

Judges, lawyers, academics and legal practitioners..

Introduction to the course

In a constantly changing world of work, rights at work are confronted with many challenges. Digital labour platforms are a distinctive part of the digital economy. By connecting businesses and clients to workers, they are transforming labour processes, with major implications for the future of work.

The main challenge is not to make all work standard but rather to make all work decent.

It is important to reflect and respond to the significant transformations in the world of work. Case law referring to International Labour Standards (ILS) and the work of the ILO supervisory bodies in digital labour platforms can provide valuable inputs for a comparative analysis of the implications of these changes in different areas of the world.

The exchange of experiences and the mutual learning between judges, lawyers and academics from different countries on ILS contribution in guiding the future decisions represent a source of inspiration at national level for strengthening the crucial judicial role in a changing world of work.

Who attends this course?

Judges, lawyers and academics.

Objective and contents of the event

The three-day debate aims to provide a unique opportunity to analyse and discuss the implications and challenges brought about by the effects of the digital labour platforms on the current employment model and the consequent impact on decisions concerning the application of ILS and substantive rights for digital platform.

Drawing on the guidance from International Labour Standards (ILS) and current case law at national level, the knowledge sharing series aims at supporting a comparative analysis of case law ruling digital platform litigations.

What will I gain from the event?

The knowledge sharing opens a dialogue focused on issues arising in the framework of litigations involving digital platform.

More specifically, the event intends to facilitate an international debate amongst labour law professionals on the guiding role and effective implementation of ILS in a fragmented and challenging context related to the safeguard of minimum rights and protections for all workers in the digital labour plaftorms.

What topics does this event cover?

During the three-day event participants will have the opportunity to update knowledge and share experiences & case studies on the following topics:

  • Recent comparative studies at international level on the impact of digital labour platforms;
  • Effective implementation of relevant ILS;
  • International law and the platform economy: An analysis of three jurisdictions-case studies from US, India, EU;
  • Conflict of laws in digital economy and jurisdictional issues;
  • Comparative analysis of the trends, commonalities and differences worldwide.
How is this event organized?

The programme will be interactive and participatory and will be structured as follows:

  • Webinars on the above mentioned topics with the involvement of international experts ,
  • Interactive discussions on case studies,
  • Presentation of key findings.

The online knowledge-sharing event is structured in two main components:

  1. Asynchronous phase: in the E Campus Towards decent work in the digital economy participants will have the opportunity to consult and share the following resources:
    1. Virtual library,
    2. Access to Continuing Legal Education on ILS ( CLE) – Module 1,
    3. Results of thematic discussions,
    4. Collection of case studies and practices.
  2. Synchronous phase: during n. 3 live webinars participants will be actively involved in thematic review, peer-to-peer learning, - discussions in plenary sessions.
Who are the resource persons?

The online discussion will offer a well-structured update on technical issues and an interactive platform facilitated by international experts from the ILO, EU, OECD and Academic institutions worldwide.

What is the language of the event?

The course is offered in English, with the possibility of simultaneous interpretation in Spanish.

How much does the event cost?

The tuition fee for the course is 470 Euros.

Please apply directly at the following link:

Are there any fellowships?

A limited number of fellowships are available to qualified candidates coming from eligible countries.

As an Organization dedicated to promoting social justice and internationally recognized human and labour rights, the ILO is taking a leading role in international efforts to foster gender equality. In line with this ILO focus, women are particularly encouraged to apply to ITCILO courses.

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