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Studies on the impact of trade liberalization have focused on the reduction of tariffs and other barriers. Increasingly, labor issues are coming to the fore. Studies on labor rights and trade have often neglected the role of international organizations in the promotion of social rights. When they have, they have often focused exclusively on the work of the International Labour Organization (ILO). However the concern with social aspects of trade has now moved onto the agenda of other international organizations and is now an issue that interests scholars of human rights, trade, labor rights and international institutions. All these considerations underpinned a project funded by the Ford Foundation and based at the Graduate Institute of International Studies, HEI, at the Program for the Study of International Organization(s) in Geneva. Langille sees the concept of core labour rights as emphasizing the relationship between social justice and economic progress.

Keywords: international institutions; International Labour Organization (ILO); labour rights; social issues

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