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Labour Rights as Human Rights

Philip Alston


Are efforts to protect workers' rights compatible with the forces of globalization? How can minimum standards designed to protect labour rights be implemented in a world in which national labour law is more and more at the mercy of international forces beyond its control? The chapters in this volume argue that international agreements and institutions are of central importance if labour rights are to be protected in a globalized economy. This book explores some of the options that are open to governments, civil society, and the labour movement in the years ahead.

Keywords: workers' rights, globalization, minimum standards, labour rights, national labour law, government, civil society, labour movement

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780199281060
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281060.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Philip Alston, editor
Professor of Law at New York University Law School