The editors (all of the U. of Trento, Italy) present the results of a research project on "The Supervisory System of the ILO [International Labour Organization] and Child Labour." The volume's 19 chapters provide legal analysis of the ILO's supervisory system and technical cooperation activities in combating child labor, as well as the ILO's interactions with other international agencies dealing directly or indirectly with child labor. Chapters examine recent ILO activities and assess the implementation of child labor standards with regards to international organizations such as the World Bank and the World Trade Organization and in domestic legal systems. They also include a case study of implementation of ILO child labor standards in Mali and overviews of implementation of standards in Asia and South America, along with discussions of select issues in those regions. The editors sought a uniform method of analysis that would include detailed analysis of the practice of the ILO and its supervisory system, reference to the travaux preparatoires ("preparatory works," the official records of negotiations) and to the context of the adoption of the relevant instruments, awareness that child labor should be seen in nationally and institutionally comparative perspective, and awareness of the issue of child labor in relation to the wider debate on the nature of labor standards and the transformation of the ILO and its role in addressing the problems connected with globalization. Annotation c2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Giuseppe Nesi is the Legal Advisor of the Permanent Mission of Italy to the UN in New York, USA. He is also Professor of Law at the University of Trento, Italy, and editor of The Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. A Challenge to Impunity (2001) , The International Criminal Court and the Crime of Aggression (2004), and International Cooperation in Counter-Terrorism (2006) all published by Ashgate. Luca Nogler is Full Professor of Advanced Studies in European and Transnational Law and Head of Department, Faculty of Law, University of Trento; Marco Pertile Lecturer in International Law, School of International Studies, University of Trento, Italy Luca Nogler is Full Professor of Labour Law and Director of the Department of Legal Sciences at the University of Trento. He has published a wide range of books and articles in the areas of Employment Law, Labour Law, Comparative Labour Law, Jurisprudence, and History of Labour Law. He lectured as Visiting Professor in a number of European Universities such as the University of Bremen, the University of Berlin, and the University of Salamanca. Marco Pertile is Lecturer in International Law at the University of Trento. Previously a Visiting Researcher or Professional at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law (Heidelberg), the ILO (Geneva), and the International Criminal Court (The Hague), he has published in the areas of International Law, Human Rights Protection, and EC Law.