Chapter 3

Labour rights/corporateresponsibilities: the role of ILO labourstandards

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Jill Murray

INTRODUCTION

What should the content of corporate codes of conduct be? In recent times, there has been a trend towards defining corporate social responsibility in terms of the core labour standards of the International Labour Organization (ILO). This can be seen in the reference made to ILO core labour standards in various transnational instruments, including the United Nation's Global Compact (United Nations, 1999) and the European Community's Green Paper, Promoting a European Framework for Corporate Social Responsibility (Com (2001) 366 final, paragraph ...

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