Decision concerning the work plan on the strengthening of the supervisory system: Proposals on further steps to ensure legal certainty and information on other action points in the work plan

Record of decisions | 28 March 2022
The Governing Body, considering that settling disputes relating to the interpretation of international labour Conventions in accordance with article 37 of the ILO Constitution is fundamental for the effective supervision of international labour standards, decided to continue its discussion at its 347th Session (March 2023) and requested the Office to facilitate tripartite consultations with a view to preparing:

(a) proposals on a procedural framework for the referral of questions or disputes regarding the interpretation of international labour Conventions to the International Court of Justice for decision in accordance with article 37(1); and

(b) additional proposals for the implementation of article 37(2), taking into account the guidance of the Governing Body and the opinions expressed in the tripartite exchange of views.

The Governing Body expressed its commitment to further implement the work plan on strengthening the supervisory system, including through tripartite social dialogue.

(GB.344/INS/5, paragraph 74, as amended by the Governing Body)