Labour Law E-Academy: Effective labour regulation for development

Labour Law Academy: Effective regulation for development

Labour Law E-Academy: Effective labour regulation for development

20 June–8 July 2022
The course is available in English, Français, Español
Introduction to the course

Effective labour regulation is fundamental to development and to reaching the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. Labour is at the heart of human, economic and social development. Striking the right balance in labour regulation is therefore critical. The Academy's programme provides the theoretical and practical knowledge required to develop effective labour regulation for development. It takes a multidisciplinary approach, drawing on economic, human-rights and legal perspectives on labour regulation. Particular emphasis is placed on how labour regulation can be effective for vulnerable groups in the labour market, and on the impact of COVID-19 on labour regulation. The Academy will provide a global forum for learning from high-level international experts, discussing and sharing experience with practitioners, and testing practical approaches and innovative methodologies. During the three weeks, participants will come together in plenary sessions, participate in a wide range of hands-on elective thematic track sessions, and experience-sharing sessions. To encourage learning through active participation, plenty of space is devoted to case studies, role-plays and guided group discussions.

Who attends this course?

Government officials, including labour inspectors and dispute resolution practitioners; representatives of workers' and employers' organizations; judges and lawyers; parliamentarians; human rights practitioners; staff of multinational enterprises; staff of international and development organizations; civil society organizations.

What topics does this academy cover?
  • The purpose and the scope of labour regulation
  • Theories of development, and why it matters
  • International labour standards, and other global regulation of labour
  • The role of law in the development project
  • The contours and functioning of labour markets
  • Labour market institutions and their impact
  • Techniques for labour regulation, and understanding its impact
  • The law and economics of labour regulation
  • The employment relationship and its role as a regulatory device
  • Different forms of employment, and labour market segmentation
  • Labour regulation and vulnerable groups in the labour market
  • The impact of trade, international financial institutions, and global supply chains
  • Governance: the roles of the state and the social partners
  • Policy development for effective labour regulation
  • Ensuring workplace compliance and access to labour justice
  • Labour regulation and development after COVID-19
What will I learn?
  • Practical and theoretical perspectives on effective labour regulation for development
  • Recent approaches and concepts to develop and assess the impact of labour regulation
  • Innovative methodologies and tools for making labour regulation effective for development
What will I be able to do?
  • Analyse labour regulation from economic, human rights and legal perspectives
  • Identify measures to enhance labour regulation and make it effective
  • Participate in consultative processes for labour regulation policy development
  • Use comparative experience and data for evidence-based policy advice

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