- Table of National Cases
- Table of Treaties, Declarations, and Other International Instruments
- Table of Abbreviations
- Notes on the Contributors
- Moral Philosophy
- Biological Foundations of Human Rights
- Sociology of Human Rights
- The Psychological Foundations of Human Rights
- Anthropology and the Grounds of Human Rights
- The Foundations of Justice and Human Rights in Early Legal Texts and Thought
- General Principles and Constitutions as Sources of Human Rights Law
- The Anti-Slavery Movement and the Rise of International Non-Governmental Organizations
- Diplomatic Protection as a Source of Human Rights Law
- Humanitarian Law as a Source of Human Rights Law
- Social Justice, Rights, and Labour
- The Protection of Minorities under the Auspices of the League of Nations
- Human Dignity
- Democracy and the Rule of Law
- The Law-Making Process: From Declaration to Treaty to Custom to Prevention
- Core Rights and Obligations
- Jus Cogens and Obligations Erga Omnes
- Positive and Negative Obligations
- From Commission to the Council: Evolution of UN Charter Bodies
- The Role and Impact of Treaty Bodies
- The Role of International Tribunals: Law-Making or Creative Interpretation?
- Universality and the Growth of Regional Systems
- National Implementation and Interpretation
- Roles and Responsibilities of Non-State Actors
- Interpretation of Human Rights Treaties
- Enforcing Human Rights Through Economic Sanctions
- Transnational Litigation: Jurisdiction and Immunities
- The Use of International Force to Prevent or Halt Atrocities: From Humanitarian Intervention to the Responsibility to Protect
- Trade Law and Investment Law
- Creating and Applying Human Rights Indicators
- What Outcomes for Victims?
- Human Rights Make a Difference: Lessons from Latin America
Abstract and Keywords
This article examines the issues of social justice, social rights, and the international labour movement in relation to international human rights. It traces the history of the emergence of international labour law and describes the action and innovation of the International Labor Organization (ILO). It suggests that the ILO’s structural machinery and guiding principles served as the global reference point for setting and supervising standards on workers’ rights, freedoms, and entitlements.
Law, International Labour Organization
Janelle M. Diller was appointed Deputy Legal Adviser of the International Labour Organization in 2008. Since joining the ILO in 1998, Ms. Diller has held various positions at the ILO, including Legal Officer, Principal Legal Officer, and Chief ad interim of the Multinational Enterprises Programme. She also provided advice on international law as a member of the Technical Secretariat of the World Commission on the Social Dimension of Globalization. Prior to joining ILO, Ms. Diller worked as Legal Director of the International Human Rights Law Group in Washington DC (1990-95) and as Associate to a private multinational law firm in San Francisco, California (1986-88), and was appointed to a Federal judicial clerkship in Puerto Rico (1984-86). She has held various teaching posts in international and human rights law, including at Georgetown University Law Center (Washington, DC) and the University of Virginia School of Law (Charlottesville, Virginia) (1993-97), and served as a legal consultant to United Nations, Inter-American and other organizations (1988-90, 1995-97).
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