Steps to Compliance with International Labour Standards

The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Abolition of Forced Labour

  • Authors
  • Lars Thomann

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-9
  2. Lars Thomann
    Pages 11-19
  3. Lars Thomann
    Pages 21-44
  4. Lars Thomann
    Pages 65-183
  5. Lars Thomann
    Pages 243-338
  6. Lars Thomann
    Pages 339-362
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 363-384

About this book


For more than nine decades, the International Labour Organization (ILO) has been responsible for setting up, monitoring, and implementing international labour standards in order to ensure that workers around the globe enjoy minimum social protection and workers' rights. Lars Thomann examines the ILO's wide ranging efforts to achieve compliance with international labour standards adopted by the organization and ratified by its member states. The author draws on different compliance schools of various strands of international relations theory and discusses them against the background of the ILO's compliance efforts in general and regarding the abolition of forced labour in particular. He shows that even though the ILO has experience in bringing about compliance – given its seniority – and is in many cases successful in doing so, it is not well equipped to deal with persistent cases of non-compliance.

The book is valuable reading for researchers and students in the field of social sciences, as well as for practitioners working on international labour standards.


Compliance Law and Practice Politik Social Protection Workers' Rights

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften | Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, Wiesbaden 2012
  • Publisher Name VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-3-531-16668-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-531-93124-1
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