Globalisation and Labour Rights

The Conflict Between Core Labour Rights and International Economic Law

By Christine Kaufmann

In a world of work that has changed dramatically over the last few years, states see themselves confronted with new actors and conflicting international legal obligations. This book examines the tensions between core labor rights as defined by the International Labour Organisation, and the interests of international economic institutions (WTO, IMF, World Bank, OECD, etc.). The book provides an analysis of the legal interactions between international regulations and state policy with regard to potential regulatory conflicts, at both the horizontal and vertical level. The study suggests a model of multilevel consistency as a way of reconciling the highly specialized and fragmented legal systems of core labor rights on the one hand, and trade liberalization on the other, to form the coherent framework of a consistent legal order.

365 pages

Publication Date: 1/1/2007
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9781841135991