Independent evaluation of the ILO's strategies on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, Volume II Annexes - Rev. Ed. (2015)

This report contains a collection of case studies as well as other thematic reports which were gathered as part of the desk review for the full report, Volume 1. SEE EDITOR's NOTE WITH APOLOGY.

EDITOR's NOTE: This two-volume 2014 report was re-published in June 2015 to remove one case study from Volume II on Brazil. The Brazil case study had reproduced, without prior permission and attribution, large portions of the thesis published by Ms Ana Gomes in 2009 at the University of Toronto entitled "The Effect of ILO’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work on the Evolution of Legal Policy in Brazil: An Analysis of Freedom of Association" ( In addition, the case study also included several passages from the article “Flawed freedom of association in Brazil: How unions can become an obstacle to meaningful reforms in the labor law system” authored by Ms Ana Gomes and Ms Mariana Mota Prado, published in 2011 in the Comparative Labor Law & Policy Journal (

The International Labour Office regrets this isolated instance of plagiarism and offers its apologies to the authors.