Introduction to Symposium on Transnational Futures of International Labor Law

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Adelle Blackett

McGill University - Faculty of Law

Laurence R. Helfer

Duke University School of Law; University of Copenhagen - iCourts - Centre of Excellence for International Courts

Date Written: December 27, 2019

Abstract

The essay introduces an AJIL Unbound symposium on the Transnational Futures of International Labor Law. The contributions to the symposium take stock of the accomplishments and challenges of the International Labor Organization (ILO) on the occasion of its centennial, and they articulate different visions for an inclusive future that considers transnational framings of workplace standards and labor rights. By closely and critically exploring how the ILO can foreground its social justice mandate, the symposium's contributors seek to catalyze further engagement with and beyond an institution that, in a moment of deep populist discontent, wisely and urgently persists in seeking peace through social justice.

Keywords: ILO, international labor organization, transnational law, populism, international organizations, centennial, centenary, worker rights, workplace conditions

Suggested Citation

Blackett, Adelle and Helfer, Laurence R., Introduction to Symposium on Transnational Futures of International Labor Law (December 27, 2019). 113 AJIL Unbound 385 (2019), Duke Law School Public Law & Legal Theory Series No. 2020-3, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3503033

Adelle Blackett

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Laurence R. Helfer (Contact Author)

Duke University School of Law ( email )

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University of Copenhagen - iCourts - Centre of Excellence for International Courts ( email )

University of Copenhagen Faculty of Law
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