International labour standards for judges, lawyers and legal educators

International labour standards for judges, lawyers and legal educators

International labour standards for judges, lawyers and legal educators

11–22 May 2020
The course is available in English, Français

The course is part of the International Labour Standards Academy, an event which brings together highly-specialized courses on ILS and gathers participants from various professional backgrounds and regions during the master classes in plenary, in order to explore how the issues that are collectively shaping the world of work connect and relate to ILS.

Key features
HIGH-LEVEL EXPERTS

Exchange with ILO specialists, ITCILO trainers and external lectures

PREPARATORY WORK

Share your country’s experience in your preliminary report

LIBRARY

All training materials and resources are available on the eCampus and can be downloaded

COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE

Join the network of law professionals who have been exposed to ILS

Introduction to the course

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

Who attends this course?
  • Judges from courts and tribunals that deal with labour litigation.
  • Labour lawyers.
  • Legal advisers to employers' or workers' organizations.
  • University law teachers.
What topics does this course cover?
  • Overview of the ILS system and its procedures, from international drafting to national application.
  • When and how domestic judges and lawyers can use international labour law
  • The work of the ILO supervisory bodies and its relevance to domestic judges and lawyers.
  • Substance of ILS in selected areas: freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining, forced labour, child labour, equality and non-discrimination in employment and occupation, termination of employment and occupational safety and health.
  • NORMLEX databases and ITCILO database on case law relying on ILS.
What will I learn?
  • In-depth knowledge of the instruments and supervisory machinery of the ILS system.
  • Capacity to use the analysis and pronouncements of the ILO supervisory bodies.
  • Capacity to determine when and how domestic judges and lawyers can use international labour law to solve labour disputes.
  • Capacity to identify and make use of ILS in key areas.
  • Capacity to use the databases on ILS and on case law relying on them.
How is the course organized?
  • Two working languages, with simultaneous interpretation.
  • 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, among the resource persons.
  • Knowledge assessment at the start and at the end of the training. 
  • Practical approach with Internet demonstrations, case studies, role-plays and group discussions.
  • Synthesis exercise to draw practical conclusions on opportunities for the judicial use of international labour law at the national level.

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