Realization of the Right to Work


Realization of the right to work

Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

The present report, prepared pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 28/15, presents an overview of the scope of and applicable standards relative to the right to work; an overview of the recognition of this right in international human rights and international labour law and of its interpretation by United Nations treaty bodies and the International Labour Organization; as well as examples drawn from national experiences.



The report offers an overview of the scope and content of the right to work, drawing on applicable human rights instruments, the work of the human rights treaty bodies, international labour standards and doctrine of the International Labour Organization (ILO), and the submissions received.