February 19, 2015
by Steven Wildberger
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday called for a worldwide end to all forms of human exploitation. The message, released as part of the UN's World Day of Social Justice set for February 20, 2015, calls for a worldwide effort to "not leave behind those who are socially and economically ...[read more]
October 8, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
Cambodia on Wednesday enacted a regulation that will extend the same rights and protections to nightlife workers that the country's laws currently grant to other workers. The regulation, entitled "Working Conditions, Occupational Safety and Health Rules of Entertainment Service, Enterprises ...[read more]
July 6, 2014
by William Helbling
The Bolivian National Congress on Wednesday passed legislation permitting children as young as 10 to join the workforce as long as it does not interfere with one's education and is done independently in an effort to provide for their family. The U.N. International Labor Organization's (ILO) ...[read more]
May 21, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
The International Labor Organization (ILO) issued a report on Tuesday claiming that forced labor in the private economy generates $150 billion of profits worldwide every year. The figure is based on data published by ILO in 2012, estimating that 21 million people, more than half of them women and ...[read more]
September 6, 2013
by Kimberly Bennett
The International Labor Organization Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189) came into force on Thursday, extending basic labor rights to workers in signatory countries. The convention became binding international law to a number of countries, prompting many to begin implementing legislative ...[read more]
August 21, 2013
by Peter Snyder
The International Labor Organization (ILO) Maritime Labor Convention came into effect Tuesday. The international standards, originally adopted by the ILO in 2006, required ratification by a minimum of 30 ILO member states to come into force as international law, with the additional requirement ...[read more]
July 19, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
Human trafficking occurs across the globe, but the UN International Labor Organization (ILO) reports that it is more prevalent in regions of conflict. Women and children are more likely to become victims, and on August 30, 2005, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights stated that human ...[read more]
April 30, 2013
by Jerry Votava
The UN International Labor Organization (ILO) on Monday released a report on child labor advocating social protections as the key to ending the practice. "report contributes to a better understanding of the underlying economic and social vulnerabilities that generate child labour." Globally, the ...[read more]
April 11, 2013
by Kyle Webster
On April 11, 1919, the International Labour Organization (ILO) was founded under the Treaty of Versailles as an affiliate of the League of Nations. The organization was founded in response to the industrialization of Europe in the nineteenth century and under the post-war understanding that there ...[read more]
April 1, 2013
by Michael Kalis
JURIST Guest Columnist Susan H. Bitensky of the Michigan State University College of Law says that the International Labor Organization's recent report addressing gaps in the current legal regime erected against forced labor is commendable but unsatisfying, arguing that it only superficially ...[read more]

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