Summer 2019 Course Schedule

ILO: Decent Work Agenda (Permission Only) (LAW-747SA-001)
Macarena Saez

Meets: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM (MTuWThF) - Room offsite

Enrolled: 15 / Limit: 20

Administrator Access


Students can not enroll directly in this course and must apply through the WCL Abroad portal.


This course will focus on the International Labor Organization and the multiple ways in which it promotes rights at work, employment and social protection. It is a complement to human rights standards and one of the oldest and most used ways for the protection of labor rights. The class will touch on diverse issues related to the protection of workers such as global supply chains, corporate social responsibility, rights of workers with disabilities, labor migration, and the rights of indigenous peoples, among others. Much of labor legislation around the world is based on the principles and instruments that governments, employers and workers have agreed to in the ILO since 1919. Today this is recognized by the multilateral system as the Decent Work agenda. In addition to employment, social protection, rights at work and social dialogue (tripartite cooperation), a special look will be taken at the ways the ILO makes its unique standards supervisory system work. The course will also highlight corporate social responsibility and the way in which technical cooperation renders the Decent Work agenda operative throughout the world.

Textbooks and Other Materials

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First Class Readings

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