Volume 21, Issue 3: International Labor Standards

Articles

Labor Law Beyond U.S. Borders: Does What Happens Outside of America Stay Outside of America?

This Article addresses issues with American labor laws arising not only from challenges to legal extension abroad but also from the possibility of foreign influences. It also considers certain issues within the National Labor Relations Act and examines corporate codes of conduct. Read more about Labor Law Beyond U.S. Borders: Does What Happens Outside of America Stay Outside of America?

  • June 2010
  • 21 Stan.L.& Pol'y Rev. 401
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The ILO’s Better Factories Cambodia Program: A Viable Blueprint for Promoting International Labor Rights?

The International Labour Organization’s Better Factories Cambodia campaign was a significant attempt to promote labor rights in a developing nation. While it was successful in addressing certain factory violations through third-party factory-level monitoring of conditions, it was unable to prevent the abundant corruption that marginalizes the critical labor rights. This Article explores the Better Factories program and whether or not it is a viable solution that can carry over to other nations. Read more about The ILO’s Better Factories Cambodia Program: A Viable Blueprint for Promoting International Labor Rights?

  • June 2010
  • 21 Stan.L.& Pol'y Rev. 427
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The WTO Distraction

There is a wealth of scholarly analysis and controversy surrounding the inclusion of labor standards in the World Trade Organization (WTO) due to its perceived capacity to improve enforcement, as opposed to the International Labor Organization. However, many believe that linking trading and labor issues would do more harm than good together. This Article argues that the focus on trade and labor rights is misplaced. Read more about The WTO Distraction

  • June 2010
  • 21 Stan.L.& Pol'y Rev. 461
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The Evolution of Labor Provisions in U.S. Free Trade Agreements

Paula Church Albertson

The labor chapter of the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement was highly debated in Congress, which almost prevented the Agreement’s passage. While some argued that the Agreement would foster higher labor standards and better jobs for workers, others thought it would have the opposite effect. This Article examines the negotiation and the congressional authorizing language used in the Agreement and explores questions of how labor rights can be incorporated in free trade agreements. Read more about The Evolution of Labor Provisions in U.S. Free Trade Agreements

  • June 2010
  • 21 Stan.L.& Pol'y Rev. 493
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The ILO and the Impact of Labor Standards: Working on the Ground After an ILO Commission of Inquiry

This Article explores the unique tools that the International Labour Organization (ILO)’s uses to promote international observation of labor standards. It discusses how the ILO uses an exemplary approach to uphold human rights through action. Read more about The ILO and the Impact of Labor Standards: Working on the Ground After an ILO Commission of Inquiry

  • June 2010
  • 21 Stan.L.& Pol'y Rev. 513
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Extraterritoriality by Other Means: How Labor Law Sneaks Across Borders, Conquers Minds, and Controls Workplaces Abroad

Labor lawyers often maintain the idea that a state’s labor laws are protected from foreign influences due to the doctrine of extraterritoriality. This Article argues that while the extraterritoriality doctrine prevents one state from the outright projection of its laws onto another state, it does not entirely prevent employment relation rules from crossing borders in numerous labor-related facets. Read more about Extraterritoriality by Other Means: How Labor Law Sneaks Across Borders, Conquers Minds, and Controls Workplaces Abroad

  • June 2010
  • 21 Stan.L.& Pol'y Rev. 527
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