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Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work


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This statement of international labour standards was issued by the International Labour Organization (ILO) in 1998. The Declaration identified four core principles: (1) freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining; (2) the elimination of all forms of forced or compulsory labour; (3) the effective abolition of child labour; and (4) the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation. All member states of the ILO are expected to ratify the eight conventions which give effect to these core standards (most have done so). The context of the Declaration was the failure of the World Trade Organization to agree to the inclusion of a social clause in the international trade regime. This led the ILO to reiterate core standards. It was believed that the Declaration would render these core rights more visible and capable of enforcement.

(1) freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining; (2) the elimination of all forms of forced or compulsory labour; (3) the effective abolition of child labour; and (4) the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.

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