Labour law

The adoption of labour laws and regulations is an important means of implementing ILO standards, promoting the ILO Declaration and the Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, and putting the concept of Decent Work into practice. Under the ILO Constitution, the Office is committed to offering technical cooperation and advisory services to member States and to assist them in assessing and, where necessary, framing or revising their labour laws. This includes assistance in the development of national laws and regulations to allow ratification of Conventions or implementation of the corresponding principles.

Key resources

  1. NORMLEX - Database on International Labour Standards

    Open access to the latest information on ILO international labour standards as well as national labour and social security laws.

  2. NATLEX - database of national labour, social security and related human rights legislation

    Abstracts of legislation and relevant citation information, indexed by keywords and by subject classifications.

  3. EPLex - Employment protection legislation database

    Information on the employment termination laws of some 85 countries, broken down to cover more than 50 variables addressing all the key topics.