Introduction, Global Justice and International Labor Rights
Dahan, Lerner, Milman-Sivan (Eds.), Global Justice and International Labour Rights (CUP, 2016)
Posted: 20 Jul 2016
Date Written: April 19, 2016
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]
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