Establishment and development of international standards of legal regulation of labor

Keywords: international standards, «factory legislation», legal framework, labor, social insurance, International Labor Organization


The article deals with the establishment and development of EU legislation and international standards on legal regulation of labor. The authors aim to conduct a comprehensive historical and legal analysis of the emergence and evolution of international standards that regulate labor relations. The methodological basis of the article was the principles of historicism, objectivity, versatility, complementarity and validity. In the analysis of the development of international standards on legal regulation of labor, dialectical, chronological, systemic-structural, historical, comparative-legal and other general and special scientific methods were used in accordance with the subject of research.

The article analyzes the first attempt at the right regulation of labor – «factory law», its features, common features and features in England, Germany, France. It is noted that the English «factory legislation» at the beginning of XX century. It was proved that at that time German legislation on labor regulation lagged far behind its English and even French counterparts, while the public social security system was the best in the world. It is argued that at the beginning of the twentieth century. the prerequisites for the emergence of an international labor regulation organization that could produce common standards for the regulation of labor relations.

The first subsidiary organization initially became the International Association for the Legal Protection of Workers, which adopted the first two conventions on international legal regulation of labor. It is proved that a new stage in the development of international standards of labor regulation began after the First World War and the creation of the International Labor Organization. The study found that the international standards enshrined in the first ILO conventions were based on German, English and French «factory laws».


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How to Cite
Kryzhevskyi, A., & Derii, O. (1). Establishment and development of international standards of legal regulation of labor. Law Review of Kyiv University of Law, (3), 154-161.
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