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The Right to Refuse in International Labor Law

Jeffrey Hilgert

in Hazard or Hardship: Crafting Global Norms on the Right to Refuse Unsafe Work

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451898
eISBN:
9780801469244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451898.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter argues that international labor and human rights jurisprudence fails to give adequate protection to the right to refuse unsafe work. The right to refuse is not adequately protected ... More


Human Rights and the Struggle to Define Hazards

Jeffrey Hilgert

in Hazard or Hardship: Crafting Global Norms on the Right to Refuse Unsafe Work

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451898
eISBN:
9780801469244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451898.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter reviews Anglo-American labor history to illustrate that the right to refuse unsafe work has been a struggle to decide who is empowered to define it. The right to refuse was protected as ... More


Commodified Workers and the International Response

Jeffrey Hilgert

in Hazard or Hardship: Crafting Global Norms on the Right to Refuse Unsafe Work

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451898
eISBN:
9780801469244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451898.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. This book is about the history of the right to refuse unsafe work under international labor standards. It details how workers ... More


3 The Right to Refuse in International Labor Law

Jeffrey Hilgert

in Hazard or Hardship: Crafting Global Norms on the Right to Refuse Unsafe Work

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451898
eISBN:
9780801469244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451898.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter argues that international labor and human rights jurisprudence fails to give adequate protection to the right to refuse unsafe work. The right to refuse is not adequately protected ... More


Ideological Origins of the Global Framework

Jeffrey Hilgert

in Hazard or Hardship: Crafting Global Norms on the Right to Refuse Unsafe Work

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451898
eISBN:
9780801469244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451898.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter considers the cultural political strategies at work in the negotiation and adoption of Convention No. 155, which resulted in a global labor rights policy that was not safe for workers, ... More


Hazard or Hardship: Crafting Global Norms on the Right to Refuse Unsafe Work

Jeffrey Hilgert

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451898
eISBN:
9780801469244
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451898.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Today, hazardous work kills 2.3 million people each year and injures millions more. Among the most compelling yet controversial forms of legal protection for workers is the right to refuse unsafe ... More


How Effective are Convention 155 Refusal Rights?

Jeffrey Hilgert

in Hazard or Hardship: Crafting Global Norms on the Right to Refuse Unsafe Work

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451898
eISBN:
9780801469244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451898.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

International Labor Organization (ILO) Convention No. 155 concerning Occupational Health and Safety in the Working Environment was adopted in Geneva by the International Labour Conference at its 67th ... More


1 Human Rights and the Struggle to Define Hazards

Jeffrey Hilgert

in Hazard or Hardship: Crafting Global Norms on the Right to Refuse Unsafe Work

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451898
eISBN:
9780801469244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451898.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter reviews Anglo-American labor history to illustrate that the right to refuse unsafe work has been a struggle to decide who is empowered to define it. The right to refuse was protected as ... More


Introduction Commodified Workers and the International Response

Jeffrey Hilgert

in Hazard or Hardship: Crafting Global Norms on the Right to Refuse Unsafe Work

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451898
eISBN:
9780801469244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451898.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. This book is about the history of the right to refuse unsafe work under international labor standards. It details how ... More


4 How Effective are Convention 155 Refusal Rights?

Jeffrey Hilgert

in Hazard or Hardship: Crafting Global Norms on the Right to Refuse Unsafe Work

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451898
eISBN:
9780801469244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451898.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

International Labor Organization (ILO) Convention No. 155 concerning Occupational Health and Safety in the Working Environment was adopted in Geneva by the International Labour Conference at its ... More


Negotiating “Safe” Rights versus Seeking Social Justice

Jeffrey Hilgert

in Hazard or Hardship: Crafting Global Norms on the Right to Refuse Unsafe Work

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451898
eISBN:
9780801469244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451898.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter focuses on the contentious negotiations for International Labor Organization (ILO) Convention No. 155. It argues that the negotiations were not simple matters of tripartite dialog and ... More


The Future of Labor Rights in the Working Environment

Jeffrey Hilgert

in Hazard or Hardship: Crafting Global Norms on the Right to Refuse Unsafe Work

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451898
eISBN:
9780801469244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451898.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This concluding chapter summarizes key themes and presents some final thoughts. It argues that the limited language on refusal rights negotiated in Convention No. 155 has become global policy. The ... More


5 Ideological Origins of the Global Framework

Jeffrey Hilgert

in Hazard or Hardship: Crafting Global Norms on the Right to Refuse Unsafe Work

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451898
eISBN:
9780801469244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451898.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter considers the cultural political strategies at work in the negotiation and adoption of Convention No. 155, which resulted in a global labor rights policy that was not safe for workers, ... More


6 Negotiating “Safe” Rights versus Seeking Social Justice

Jeffrey Hilgert

in Hazard or Hardship: Crafting Global Norms on the Right to Refuse Unsafe Work

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451898
eISBN:
9780801469244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451898.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter focuses on the contentious negotiations for International Labor Organization (ILO) Convention No. 155. It argues that the negotiations were not simple matters of tripartite dialog and ... More


Conclusion The Future of Labor Rights in the Working Environment

Jeffrey Hilgert

in Hazard or Hardship: Crafting Global Norms on the Right to Refuse Unsafe Work

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451898
eISBN:
9780801469244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451898.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This concluding chapter summarizes key themes and presents some final thoughts. It argues that the limited language on refusal rights negotiated in Convention No. 155 has become global policy. The ... More


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