Introduction, Global Justice and International Labor Rights

Dahan, Lerner, Milman-Sivan (Eds.), Global Justice and International Labour Rights (CUP, 2016)

Posted: 20 Jul 2016

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Faina Milman-Sivan

University of Haifa - Faculty of Law

Yossi Dahan

Ramat Gan Law School - “College of Law and Business

Hanna Lerner

School of Political Science, Government and International Affairs, Tel Aviv University

Date Written: April 19, 2016

Abstract

This is an Introduction from a new book on Global Justice and International Labour Rights, which presents various innovative perspectives on the moral and legal obligations of individuals and institutions toward workers in the global era.

Despite the growing global consensus regarding the need to ensure minimal labor standards, such as adequate safety and health conditions, freedom of association and the prohibition of child labor, millions of workers across the world continue to work in horrific conditions. Who should be held responsible, both morally and legally, for protecting workers' rights? What moral and legal obligations should individuals and institutions bear towards foreign workers in their countries? Is there any democratic way to generate, regulate, and enforce labor standards in a global labor market? The essays in this book address these questions by taking a fresh look at the normative assumptions underlying existing, and proposed, international labor regulations. By focusing on international labor as a particular sphere of justice, the book seeks to advance both the contemporary philosophical debate on global justice and the legal scholarship on international labor.

Keywords: [International Labor Law, Labor Law, Global Justice, Responsibility, Supply Chains, International Labor Organization, Political Theory and Labor, ]

JEL Classification: [J80, J83, K31, K33]

Suggested Citation

Milman-Sivan, Faina and Dahan, Yossi and Lerner, Hanna, Introduction, Global Justice and International Labor Rights (April 19, 2016). Dahan, Lerner, Milman-Sivan (Eds.), Global Justice and International Labour Rights (CUP, 2016) , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2811549

Faina Milman-Sivan (Contact Author)

University of Haifa - Faculty of Law ( email )

Mount Carmel
Haifa, 31905
Israel

Yossi Dahan

Ramat Gan Law School - “College of Law and Business ( email )

26 Ben-Gurion St.
Ramat Gan, 52275
Israel

Hanna Lerner

School of Political Science, Government and International Affairs, Tel Aviv University ( email )

Tel Aviv
Israel

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