Work plan on the strengthening of the supervisory system: Proposals on further steps to ensure legal certainty

Further to the decision taken by the Governing Body at its 344th Session (March 2022), this document includes a draft procedural framework for the referral of questions or disputes regarding the interpretation of international labour Conventions to the International Court of Justice in accordance with article 37(1) of the Constitution. The document also includes additional considerations and proposals on the possible establishment of an in-house tribunal for the expeditious determination of interpretation questions or disputes in accordance with article 37(2) of the Constitution. This document has been prepared taking into account the views expressed during informal consultations held in November–December 2022 and in January–February 2023 (see the draft decision in paragraph 62).