Introduction: Regulating Decent Work for Domestic Workers

Adelle Blackett, "Introduction: Regulating Decent Work for Domestic Work" (2011) 23:1 CJWL 1

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Adelle Blackett

McGill University - Faculty of Law

Date Written: 2011

Abstract

This introductory article has two dimensions that are addressed simultaneously. First, it focuses on the international developments, to highlight and explore some of the findings of the International Labour Organization's (ILO) law and practice report on Decent Work for Domestic Workers. Second, it reflects on the contributions in this special issue to the broader deliberative process of identifying and critiquing labour regulatory frameworks as an empowerment strategy for historically marginalized women, such as domestic workers. This introduction suggests that a labour regulatory framework that both secures domestic workers rights in context and creates an enabling framework to support domestic workers' exercise of agency is a crucial part of a reconstructionist project, which that may accompany, but is not a substitute for, a broader project of social transformation.

Keywords: Transnational Labor Law, Vulnerable Workers, Forced Labor, Gender, Migrant Domestic Workers, Care Economy, Decent Work, ILO, Feminist Legal Theory, Intersectionality,

JEL Classification: F22, F62, F66, J15, J16, J47, J49, J61, J81, J83, K30, K31, K37

Suggested Citation

Blackett, Adelle, Introduction: Regulating Decent Work for Domestic Workers (2011). Adelle Blackett, "Introduction: Regulating Decent Work for Domestic Work" (2011) 23:1 CJWL 1 , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2926685

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