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

16 November–18 December 2020
The course is available in English, Français

This course is part of the International Labour Standards Academy for Africa, a unique regional event that offers a choice of online highly-specialized training courses on international labour standards (ILS), and provides knowledge and tools on them to a broad range of professionals from Africa active in promoting rights at work. 

Key features
MULTIMEDIA 

Learn with self-paced modules, webinars, videos, demos and key publications

HIGH-LEVEL EXPERTS

Work with members of the international supervisory bodies, ILO specialists, ITCILO trainers and external lectures

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. The course is part of the first online International Labour Standards Academy for Africa, an event which brings together highly-specialized courses on ILS and gathers participants from various professional backgrounds during its virtual master classes, in order to explore the key role of ILS in the COVID-19 social and economic recovery and, more generally, in the UN Sustainable Development Framework.

Who attends this course?

Judges from courts and tribunals that deal with labour litigation; labour lawyers; legal advisers to employers' or workers' organizations; and 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, 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 gain from the course?
  • In-depth knowledge of the instruments and supervisory machinery of the ILS system.
  • Ability to determine in which instances and how domestic judges and lawyers can use international labour law to solve labour disputes.
  • Capability to use the analysis and pronouncements of the ILO supervisory bodies.
  • Capacity to identify and make use of ILS in key areas.
  • Knowledge on how to use the databases on ILS and on case law relying on them.
How is the course organized?
  • Two working languages, with simultaneous interpretation, during the real time sessions.

  • Flexible self-guided components combined with live sessions and practical activities.

  • Knowledge assessment at the start and at the end of the training.  

  • 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.