Following the request of 23 regular Governing Body members and in accordance with article 7, paragraph 8, of the ILO Constitution, a special meeting of the Governing Body is convened to discuss the request of the Workers’ group and of 36 governments to urgently refer the dispute around the interpretation of the Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organize Convention, 1948 (No 87) to the International Court of Justice for decision in accordance with article 37, paragraph 1, of the ILO Constitution.
What's NewOn 1 November 2023, in the context of its 349th Session, the Governing Body decided that the two special sessions of the Governing Body of 10-11 November shall be held, in part, as a Committee of the Whole. Under article 4.3 of the Standing Orders of the Governing Body, “the Governing Body may decide to meet as a Committee of the Whole in order to hold an exchange of views, in which representatives of governments that are not represented on the Governing Body may, in the manner determined by it, be given an opportunity to express their views with respect to matters concerning their own situation.
In this respect, the Governing Body approved practical arrangements, especially as regards the efficient time management of the discussion and requested that those arrangements be promptly brought to the knowledge of all Member States.
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Action to be taken on the request of the Workers’ group and of 36 governments to urgently refer the dispute on the interpretation of Convention No 87 in relation to the right to strike to the International Court of Justice for decision in accordance with article 37(1) of the Constitution
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