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This subject is not offered in 2009.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Three contact hours per week |
Total Time Commitment: Estimated total time commitment of 144 hours.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
The subject aims to familiarise students with the key elements of the international legal system for the protection and promotion of the rights of workers and organised labour. Students will be introduced to the core labour standards that protect workers' basic rights: freedom of association and bargaining, non-discrimination in employment, and freedom from forced labour and harmful child labour. The subject will examine the sources of international labour law and the institutional structures for its development and oversight. These include the International Labour Organisation, the human rights institutions of the Council of Europe, and the law-making powers of the European Union. We will consider theories of international labour regulation and the recent proliferation of international labour laws. This will include the role of non-state actors in both the development and enforcement of international labour law. An important part of this aspect will be to consider the relationship of international labour law to human rights law generally, and to international trade and economic law, including the roles of the World Trade Organisation, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. We will conclude by considering the impact of international labour law on domestic legal systems, including Australia in particular.
Note: The essay in this subject is regarded as a substantial piece of legal writing.
|Objectives:||Upon completion of this subject, students should be able to: |
• Identify the key sources of international labour law
• Apply the principle of international labour law in problem solving exercises;
• Critically engage with the legal principles of international labour law using theoretical perspectives;
• Understand the development of international labour law in a global and economic context;
• Analyse emerging and contemporary issues in the field of international labour law, especially the key concept of ‘core labour standards’.
|Assessment:||Research essay 5,000 words 100% (due end of semester). |
Hurdle requirement: attendance at 75% of each two hour and of each one hour seminar. In order to obtain a mark in the subject each student must meet this minimum attendance requirement.
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Printed materials will be issued by Melbourne Law School.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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Upon completion of the subject, students should have made progress in their development of the following generic skills:
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