Notes_Notes - 1. Advocates are pressing for new treatment...

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1. Advocates are pressing for new treatment of workers’ rights in international bodies like the WTO, OECD, and financial institutions mentioned above. Many consumers are concerned about fair treatment of workers who produce the products they buy. They are promoting new efforts at private sector rule-making through corporate codes of conduct and related monitoring programs . Many corporations are integrating corporate social responsibility into their business functions. 3 (2) No one may be compelled to belong to an association. (4) Everyone has the right to form and to join trade unions for the protection of his interests. (1) Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control. (2) Motherhood and childhood are entitled to special care and assistance. All children, whether born in or out of wedlock, shall enjoy the same social protection. 1. Everyone shall have the right to freedom of association with others, including the right to form and join trade unions for the protection of his interests. 2. No restrictions may be placed on the exercise of this right other than those which are prescribed by law and which are necessary in a democratic society in the interests of national security or public safety, public order ( ordre public ), the protection of public health or morals or the protection of the rights and freedoms of others. This article shall not prevent the imposition of lawful restrictions on members of the armed forces and of the police in their exercise of this right. 3. Nothing in this article shall authorize States Parties to the International Labour Organisation Convention of 1948 concerning Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organize to take legislative measures which would prejudice, or to apply the law in such a manner as to prejudice, the guarantees provided for in that Convention.
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2. Special protection should be accorded to mothers during a reasonable period before and after childbirth. During such period working mothers should be accorded paid leave or leave with adequate social security benefits. 3. Special measures of protection and assistance should be taken on behalf of all children and young persons without any discrimination for reasons of parentage or other conditions. Children and young persons should be protected from economic and social exploitation. Their employment in work harmful to their morals or health or dangerous to life or likely to hamper their normal development should be punishable by law. States should also set age limits below which the paid employment of child labour should be prohibited and punishable by law. 1. The States Parties to the present Covenant recognize the right of everyone to the
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This note was uploaded on 02/20/2009 for the course ILRIC 6340 taught by Professor Compal during the Fall '07 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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