Labor Rights

Titlesort descending Author Abstract
A Cry for Justice: The Voices of Chinese Workers - This book contains accounts by Chinese workers. The accounts were collected by Han Dongfang, the former leader of the Beijing Workers’ Autonomous Federation (BWAF), an independent labor group...
A Handbook for Peer Educators: Addressing HIV/AIDS in the Workplace - In the last decade the growth of the HIV prevalence in Iran among injecting drug users has shifted from ‘low prevalence’ to a ‘concentrated epidemic.’ According to UNAIDS, the Joint United Nations...
A Toolkit for Labor Inspectors: A Model Enforcement Policy, a Training and Operations Manual, a Code of Ethical Behavior - Labor inspections are a key factor in developing good labor practices and achieving social justice and decent work for all. Labor inspectors promote compliance with national labor legislation and...
ABC of Women Workers' Rights and Gender Equality - International legal standards have improved regulations on gender equality in recent years. Although the legal standards provide greater equality, knowledge of the rights and mechanisms provided to...
Abolition of Forced Labor Convention (No. 105) The Convention concerning the Abolition of Forced Labor was adopted on 25 June 1957 and entered into force on 17 January 1959. This convention is one of the eight fundamental conventions of the...
Achieving Equal Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities Through Legislation: Guidelines - In the past it was assumed that the unemployment and underemployment of people with disabilities was interrelated to or an unavoidable consequence of the physical and mental impairments of the...
Basic Training Manual on Investigating and Prosecuting the Smuggling of Migrants - Module 9: Human rights This training module from the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) examines human rights issues that should be considered when investigating and prosecuting the smuggling of migrants. It presents a...
Building Women Entrepreneurs' Associations: A Participant's Guide - Women Entrepreneurs’ Associations (WEAs) are a type of business association formed to address the challenges specific to women entrepreneurs. WEAs are normally voluntary, member-based non-profit...
Civic Partnership- Ethics Regulation Aleksandr Shkolnikov, Josh Litchman, John D. Sullivan This resource provides an overview of the history of ethics regulations between employees and employers. This resource is only available in Persian.
Compendium on Best Practices on Anti Human Trafficking by Law Enforcement Agencies George Mathew, Sankar Sen et al. The UN Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has compiled case studies and lessons learned from successful police and law enforcement campaigns against human trafficking in India. UNODC carried out a...
Contracts in Iran Labor Law Here you can find a part of Iran Labor Law about Contracts. This resource is only available in Persian.
Decent Work: A Common Goal of Youth and Trade Unions - Everyone wants productive and rewarding work. This guide outlines how trade unions can contribute to shaping a better world of work with decent jobs for all. The guide covers supporting education and...
Determined to Live in Dignity: Iranian Trade Unionists' Struggle for Rights Iran's workers are fighting to protect their rights and their livelihoods. Prohibited by law from unionizing freely and independently, they are battling for decent wages, better working conditions...
Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention (No. 111) The Convention concerning Discrimination in Respect of Employment and Occupation was adopted on 25 June 1958 and entered into force on 15 June 1960. This convention is one of the eight ILO...
Educating Our Way Out of Human Trafficking In this fact sheet, the Global Freedom Center explains how education can alleviate the human trafficking epidemic. According to the Global Freedom Center, school officials, law enforcement, nurses...
Equal Remuneration Convention (No. 100) The Equal Remuneration Convention was adopted on 29 June 1951 and is one of the eight ILO fundamental conventions.
Equality in Diversity: Migration and Integration Christian Jager, Swantje Kahlert, Karin Retzlaff This guide was designed from the experiences of migrants in Central and Eastern Europe, but its examples can be adopted for other diversity contexts. It includes tool kits for employers and trade...
Forced Labor Convention (No. 29) The Convention concerning Forced or Compulsory Labor was adopted on 28 June 1930 and entered into force on 1 May 1932.
Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention (No. 87) ILO Convention concerning Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise was adopted on 9 July 1948 and entered into force on 4 July 1950. It is one of the eight ILO fundamental...
Freedom of Association: A User's Guide - Standards, Principles and Procedures of the International Labor Organization David Tajgman, Karen Curtis This guide is intended as an informal, user-friendly companion to "ILO law on freedom of association: standards and procedures" (1995). Part 1 of the guide explains freedom of association (FOA)...
Gaining the Trust of Your Victim Witness Kelly Heinrich, Jennifer Podkul This Global Freedom Center training guide, designed for law enforcement, attorneys, service providers and government officials, provides specific techniques to gain the trust of victim-witnesses in...
Gender Equality Through Collective Bargaining - Collective bargaining is defined by the ILO as “the process of negotiation between workers and employers and their representatives concerning any issue related to terms and conditions of employment...
Health and Safety Organizing: A Worker’s Guide O. Michael Leslie, Sonia Mistry, Deddeh Tulay Workplace health and safety is one of the biggest incentives for workers to join unions. This manual contains information for union activists on how to form a union health and safety committee, map a...
Human Rights- Social and Individual This article examines fundamental economic social rights of workers with regard to the constitution, labor law and international instruments. This resource is only availble in Persian.
Human Trafficking: A Crime that Shames Us All - This UN Office on Drugs and Crimes (UNODC) report presents the human trafficking data gathered by ten UNODC researchers from 155 countries and territories from September 2007 until July 2008. The...
Human Trafficking: Quick Facts This Global Freedom Center fact sheet defines the scope of human trafficking through global statistics and identifies different types of modern slavery, methods of control used in trafficking, and...
ILO Constitution The International Labor Organisation (ILO) was founded in 1919 and is now a specialized agency of the United Nations. Here you can read its founding constitution.
ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work and its Follow-up Adopted in 1998, the Declaration commits Member States to respect and promote principles and rights in four categories, whether or not they have ratified the relevant Conventions. These categories...
In Search of Decent Work - Migrant Workers’ Rights: A Guide for Trade Unionists - Migrant workers and their families account for 90 percent of total international migrants. Often, workers leave their country in search of better work opportunities only to face difficult working and...
International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families United Nations This convention was proposed by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), and adopted by the General Assembly December 18, 1990. It governs the protection of migrant workers, defining different...
Invisible in Labor and Labor Trafficking This Global Freedom Center fact sheet highlights women’s exploitation in labor trafficking worldwide. Women are subject to forced labor in several industries, including domestic work, agriculture,...
Iran: Rising Poverty, Declining Labour Rights FIDH & League for the Defence of Human Rights in Iran (LDDHI) The social and economic situation in Iran is progressively deteriorating, with an immediate impact on people’s living conditions. Unemployment is on the rise, inflation is at unprecedented levels and...
Justice for All: A Guide for Worker’s Rights in the Global Economy Tom Egan, John A. Hosinski et al. This manual provides comprehensive workers’ rights information for workers’ rights advocates. It cites ILO standards, specific trade pacts, and strategies for promoting corporate accountability....
Justice for All: The Struggle for Worker Rights in Egypt Solidarity Center, AFL-CIO This report takes an in-depth look at Egypt’s labor laws in view of international labor conventions and the Egyptian government’s track record in enforcing those labor laws. This report, compiled in...
Labor Code Here you can read the Labor Code of Iran enacted on 20 November 1990.
Labor Law and Social Affairs On this website you can find all labor laws and articles written in this field. This resource is only available in Persian.
Labor Rights and the Democracy Movement in Iran: Building a Social Democracy Farhad Nomani & Sohrab Behdad This article underscores some of the obstacles facing the Iranian working class in its struggle to attain basic rights including the right to form independent organizations and to protect and promote...
Labor Trafficking in Supply Chains This Global Freedom Center fact sheet identifies the points in supply chains, from harvesting of raw materials through manufacturing and transportation to retail shelves, where human trafficking is...
Leadership Training Manual for Women Leaders of Cooperatives - This manual has two objectives: to raise awareness of gender bias and discrimination against women in the workplace and to build-up the capacity of women leaders of cooperatives by equipping them...
Legal Nature of Government's Construction Contracts Hanieh Ekhbarieh This article discusses the legal aspects of the government's construction contracts and the role of parties' will in these contracts. This resource is only available in Persian.
Overlooked: Sexual Violence in Labor Trafficking This Global Freedom Center fact sheet trains first responders, law enforcement officers, and social services providers to identify the use of sexual violence by human traffickers to compel labor....
Part-Time Workers - This article delves into the legal aspects of pat-time workers in Iran labor law. This resource is only available in Persian.
Promoting Better Working Conditions: A Guide to the International Labor Standards System - This guide explains how the ILO sets standards and supervises the ways governments apply them. The guide focuses specific examples on the USA context; however, the step-by-step explanation of the ILO...
Promoting Equity: Gender-Neutral Job Evaluation for Equal Pay: A Step-by-Step Guide - Despite significant advancements in women’s education and work achievements around the world and a narrowing of the pay-gap, women on average work for less pay than men. This resource, developed...
Promoting Gender Equality: A Resource Kit for Trade Unions - This comprehensive training manual is designed to equip trade unions with the tools necessary to promote gender equality in the workplace. The training manual includes eight booklets covering topics...
Ratifications for Iran, Islamic Republic of - This is an up-to-date list of the ILO fundamental conventions which Iran has ratified and will possibly ratify. The list includes links to the conventions listed.
Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention (No. 98) - This convention was ratified by the ILO on July 1, 1949.
Rules of the Game: A Brief Introduction to International Labour Standards Aimed at a non-specialist audience, this revised publication provides an introduction to international labour standards and discusses their importance in today’s global economy, the subjects they...
Sex Trafficking: Beyond the Raid This Global Freedom Center fact sheet provides an orientation to conducting a sex trafficking raid for law enforcement and social services professionals. In addition to identifying the best practices...
Stress Prevention at Work Checkpoints: Practical Improvements for Stress Prevention in the Workplace - This illustrated manual provides 50 checkpoints to improve productivity and prevent stress in the workplace. It can be used by employers, union leaders or workers’ rights advocates to assess and...
The ILO MNEs Declaration: What's in It for workers? - The Tripartite Declaration of Principles concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy or MNEs Declaration, is an ILO declaration establishing that enterprises should respect the right of...
The Legal Nature of Contracts Abed Mousavi This article delves into the history of labor law and the legal nature of contracts. This resource is only available in Persian.
Toolkit for Trade Unions on HIV and AIDS - Although the HIV/AIDS epidemic worldwide has stabilized, the number of cases continues to rise in some countries . This toolkit responds to the fact that rapidly, increasing numbers of trade unions...
Trafficking in Persons: Global Patterns This UN Office on Drugs and Crime report analyzes worldwide human trafficking data collected between 1996 and 2003 to identify global and regional patterns of reported trafficking in persons. This...
Training Manual: Assistance for the Implementation of the ECOWAS Plan of Action against Trafficking in Persons - Developed to strengthen anti human trafficking efforts in West Africa, this UN Office of Drugs and Crime training manual offers vital information, strategies and tools for anyone interested in...
True Accounts of Human Trafficking True Accounts of Human Trafficking offers real-life accounts of people who have been forced into modern slavery around the world. Many workers found themselves in dire working conditions after...
Work in the World: A Teacher's Guide to Work Issues - The Work in the World program is designed to help young people to understand the key political, social and economic forces which will shape their lives so that they can participate as knowledgeable...
Workers’ Rights and Workers’ Access to the Justice System in Iran Nasser Asghary A persistent trend in the Islamic Republic of Iran has been the repression of trade unions and of labour rights. Workers are forbidden from forming independent associations, as well as not being...
Youths’ Rights@Work: Facilitator's Guide and Toolkit Vallì Corbanese, Gianni Rosas Young men and women make important contributions as workers, consumers, citizens, members of civil society and agents of change. Unfortunately, limited access to decent jobs and lack of knowledge on...
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