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ILO fundamental labour rights in China: Legal implementation and cultural logic

January 16, 2014 - 00:00-January 17, 2014 - 00:00

The research project “ILO Core Labour Standards Implementation in China: Legal Architecture and Cultural Logic” (2012-2015), financed by the Academy of Finland and hosted by the Faculty of Law at the University of Helsinki, warmly welcomes you to participate in its second research seminar.

In the field of labour law, legal reforms carried out in 2007 – the Labour Contract Law, the Employment Promotion Law and the Labour Dispute Mediation and Arbitration Law – have been seen by many observers as important steps in translating the broad outlines of labour protection established in China’s 1994 Labour Law into substantive and more enforceable provisions. Meanwhile, at the international level, China has also undertaken many international legal obligations, including ratification of four out of the eight core conventions of the International Labour Organization (ILO) enshrining fundamental principles and rights at work. While China’s achievements in lawmaking have been notable, it has become increasingly clear that remarkable challenges remain in the implementation and enforcement of core labour standards. In light of these developments, this seminar will address from multiple methodological and comparative perspectives timely and important issues concerning the implementation and enforcement of national labour laws that enshrine fundamental principles and rights at work in China.

As last year, the seminar gathers eminent scholars and experts from the United States, China and Europe. Among our distinguished speakers are such experts as Professor Ronald C. Brown, Professor Ye Jingyi and Professor Alan C. Neal. For more details, please see the attached draft program.

We encourage you to share and circulate among your teams and colleges the attached draft program of our seminar.

The event is free of charge, we however, kindly ask all interested persons to register by Monday, 5 January 2014 by completing the electronic form available from the following link: 


For further information, please contact Alice Neffe

(alice.neffe@helsinki.fi) or visit the project website at http://www.helsinki.fi/ilostandardsinchina/home.html.


ILO fundamental labour rights in China: Legal implementation and cultural logic


January 16, 2014 - 00:00
January 17, 2014 - 00:00