Regional labour standards in the SADC : is it possible given the EU experience?

Show simple item record Smit, P.A. (Paul Andries) 2016-02-18T09:14:02Z 2016-02-18T09:14:02Z 2015
dc.description.abstract Globalisation and the increasing movement of capital and labour across international borders, with the exception of migrant workers who are facing major obstacles due to immigration laws, are creating a situation where laws in general and labour laws in particular are acquiring an international character. International bodies such as the United Nations, the International Labour Organisation and the European Union have adopted various international norms and standards to which most countries have agreed and which have established minimum international standards for basic universal human rights and worker rights. The Southern African Development Community is a transnational organisation that has also adopted certain basic norms and standards in its Treaty, Charter on Fundamental Social Rights and various protocols that are applicable to all citizens within the Community. In this contribution, the concept of transnational labour relations is considered. The different international approaches towards transnational labour relations are evaluated, as is the manner in which the European Union approached the integration of regional labour standards. The author seeks to establish what the Southern African Development Community can learn from the European Union’s experience and in what way a transnational labour relations system or regional labour standards regime for the Southern African Development Community can be established. en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2015 en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship This work is based on research supported by the National Research Foundation. en_ZA
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dc.identifier.citation Smit, P 2015, 'Regional labour standards in the SADC : is it possible given the EU experience?', Journal of Law, Society and Development, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 165-188. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 2313-8289
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Unisa Press en_ZA
dc.rights © Journal of Law, Society and Development and Unisa Press en_ZA
dc.subject Transnational labour relations (TNLR) en_ZA
dc.subject Social rights en_ZA
dc.subject Labour rights en_ZA
dc.subject Regional labour standards en_ZA
dc.subject International law en_ZA
dc.subject Regional integration en_ZA
dc.subject Southern African Development Community (SADC) en_ZA
dc.subject European Union (EU) en_ZA
dc.title Regional labour standards in the SADC : is it possible given the EU experience? en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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