International Laws

This is a non-exhaustive list of international laws that pertain to employment. Click on the title of the law to access the full text.

Abolition of Forced Labour Convention (No. 105)

This international convention complements the Forced Labour Convention (No. 29) by cancelling many of the exceptions outlined in the latter. 


Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention (No. 111)

This international convention prohibits all discrimination as it pertains to employment, on the basis of race, sex, religion, political opinion, national origin, or social origin


Equal Remuneration Convention (No. 100)

This international convention requires equal renumeration between men and women for work of equal value. 


Forced Labour Convention (No. 29) 

This international convention abolishes certain forms of forced labour irrespective of the nature of the work. 

Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organize Convention (No. 87)

This international convention grants both employers and employees the right to join organizations (such as unions). 

Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention (No. 182)

This international convention prohibits and requires states to eliminate the worst forms of child labour.