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The Future of Workplace Health and Safety as a Fundamental Human Right

Document type Article
Author Hilgert, Jeffrey
Journal Comparative Labor Law & Policy Journal
Volume 34
Date 2012-2013
Pages 715-738


The future of worker health and safety as a fundamental human right is dependent upon revitalizing labor rights in the working environment. A new global direction is needed to move the international norms and in turn national labor policy models away from market voluntarism and towards models that protect human rights in the working environment as first principles. What is needed is a foundational dialog on the boundaries of labor rights as they relate to the working environment because the current international labor and human rights jurisprudence is lacking. --From author's conclusion