Trade liberalization and labour rights

A.Y. 2018/2019
Overall hours
Learning objectives
·understanding the link between human rights and labour rights
·understanding the challenges in order to balance economic and social needs
·understanding the complexity of the levels, actors and sources involved
·examining the most important case-law on this field
Expected learning outcomes
By the end of the course students should be able to:
·identify the main link between economic and social issues
·understand how deeply trade liberalization affects labour rights
·critically evaluate the most important tools and strategies used in this field
·improve the legal language on this topic
Course syllabus and organization

Unique edition

Lesson period
First semester
The course aims at providing students with legal tools to deal with the problems related to the phenomenon of trade liberalization which to some extent affects labour rights worldwide.
The course is divided into three parts.
The first part of the course, after dealing with the main concepts related to "trade liberalization and labour rights" (such as: globalization, free trade, fair trade, sustainable development, human rights, social rights) focuses on the levels (National, Supranational, International, Transnational), the actors (States, Governmental and Non-Governmental Organizations, Trade unions, Corporations, Courts, Consumers) and the sources (hard law versus soft law) involved in this field and their interactions.
The second part of the course is devoted to the study of widespread issues related to "trade liberalization and labour rights", including: Discrimination, Unionism, Child labour, Forced Labour, Migration, Labour Conditions.
The third part of the course analyses how some actors (the ILO, the EU, Italy, the USA, etc.) face the new challenges related to the aforesaid phenomenon.
IUS/07 - LABOUR LAW - University credits: 6
Lessons: 42 hours