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5 Int'l Lab. Rts. Case L. 1 (2019)

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 Introduction by the Editorial Team



 ILaRC covers salient cases that deal with fundamental workers' rights. In 1998,
 the ILO adopted the Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at
 Work in which it identified four areas of special concern and designated eight
 corresponding conventions as fundamental. These areas-child labor, forced
 labor, equal treatment, and freedom of association-provide the framework
 for the cases examined in this journal. The journal also examines a fifth cat-
 egory; cases related to occupational safety and health (OSH). Although OSH is
 not covered by the fundamental principles and rights at work, it is one of the
 key areas in which international labour standards are relevant. On January 22
 this year, the Global Commission on the Future of Work, launched its semi-
 nal report Work for a Brighter Future in which it delineates a human-centred
 agenda for the future of work. The agenda proposes three pillars of action and
 under the second of these argues in favor of a universal labor guarantee. Un-
 der this proposal, the commission recommends the recognition of health and
 safety at work as a fundamental principle and right at work. This could very
 well become an element of a centenary declaration that may be adopted later
 this year by the International Labour Conference. Although the ILO's norma-
 tive framework often serves as the legal vantage point for protecting workers'
 rights, the ILO itself has no binding judicial mechanisms. Nevertheless, funda-
 mental labor standards are dealt with in a variety of judicial bodies at inter-
 national, regional, and domestic levels. Several of these institutions-dealing
 with labor standards-feature in this volume of ILaRC.
   Elena Sychenko of St. Petersburg State University covers the European
Court of Human  Rights (ECtHR) decision in Ognevenko v. Russia, in which
Russian Railways driver Anatoly Ognevenko was dismissed on grounds of hav-
ing participated in a prohibited strike. This is the first decision of the ECtHR
that acknowledges that a general prohibition of strikes for railway personnel
is incompatible with Article n1 of the European Convention: the right to free-
dom  of assembly and association. Skeptical of the practical implications of the
judgment in the Russian Federation, Sychenko explains that it does contribute
to improved coherence between the interpretations of United Nations and re-
gional human rights bodies.
   Lucy Vickers of Oxford Brookes University explains in her commentary on
the Court of Justice of the European Union (CjEU) decision in Egenberger v.


© KONINKLIJKE BRILL NV, LEIDEN, 2019  DOI:10.1163/24056901-00501001

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