COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


Course Name
International Labour Law
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
LAW 410
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
5
Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
First Cycle
Mode of Delivery -
Teaching Methods and Techniques of the Course
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s)
Course Objectives The objective of this course is to provide a general point of view and understanding on international labour law institutions and provisions, particularly about international treaties approved by Turkey and supervision organs of them.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • to identify International Labour Organization(ILO) and foundation, aims, structure and working principles of it.
  • to define international labour standards regulated by basic ILO Conventions and Recommendations.
  • to evaluate the target on “decent work” and studies towards to it.
  • to discuss the obstacles before the goal of “decent work”.
  • to identify the provisions of European Social Charter and conclusions of European Committee of Social Rights(ECSR) related with labour law.
  • to compare the rules and practice of Turkish Labour law with international labour law.
  • to examine applicability of the rules of International Labour law and decisions of supervision organs in Turkish labour law practice.
Course Description Examination of Turkish Labour Law within the context of legislation and legal practice comparatively with International Labour Law..

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
X
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Required Materials
1 The concept, historical development and importance of international labour law Ruth Dukes, Judy Fudge, Guy Mundlak (2021) “Introduction: Labour Law in The 100 Years of the International Labour Review”, International Labour Review, Centenary Collection, no. 5. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/ilr.12345 Tarja Halonen, Ulla Liukkunen (Eds.) (2021) International Labour Organization and Global Social Governance. Springer. Open acces publication: https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007%2F978-3-030-55400-2.pdf International Labour Law Handbook https://www.giappichelli.it/media/catalog/product/excerpt/9788892108165.pdf Jean-Michel Servais (2020) International Labour Law. 6th Edition. Wolters Kluwer, Part I. History of ILO. https://www.ilo.org/global/about-the-ilo/history/lang--en/index.htm Labour Law(International) https://www.ilo.org/inform/online-information-resources/research-guides/labour-law/lang--en/index.htm
2 Foundation, aims, structure, working principles and supervision mechanisms of International Labour Organization(ILO) Jean-Michel Servais (2020) International Labour Law. 6th Edition. Wolters Kluwer. Daniel Maul (2019) The International Labour Organization. De Gruyter & ILO. Guy Ryder (2015) “The International Labour Organization”, Journal of Industrial Relations, vol. 57, no. 5, pp. 748-757. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/0022185615595732 (In Turkish) Ali Kemal Nurdoğan (2018) “Uluslararası Çalışma Örgütünün (UÇÖ-ILO) Yüzüncü Yıl Dönümü ve Türkiye İlişkileri”, Bitlis Eren Üniversitesi Akademik İzdüşüm Dergisi, C. 3, S. 4, ss. 78-95. https://dergipark.org.tr/tr/download/article-file/612630 ILO the Labour Principles, https://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/---ed_emp/---emp_ent/---multi/documents/instructionalmaterial/wcms_101246.pdf How the ILO works. https://www.ilo.org/global/about-the-ilo/how-the-ilo-works/lang--en/index.htm The ILO at a Glance. https://www.ilo.org/public/english/download/glance.pdf
3 International labour standards included by basic ILO conventions and recommendations and reflections of them in European Social Charter generally, concept of “Decent work” International Labour Organization (2012) The ILO and the EU, partners for decent work and social justice. https://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/---europe/---ro-geneva/---ilo-brussels/documents/publication/wcms_195135.pdf Introduction to International Labour Standards https://www.ilo.org/global/standards/introduction-to-international-labour-standards/lang--en/index.htm The European Social Charter, https://www.coe.int/en/web/european-social-charter
4 Freedom of association and Right to Collective Agreement in the rules and practice of International Labour Law compared with Turkish Labour Law Tankut Centel (2017) Introduction to Turkish Labour Law. Springer, Part III. Tonia Novitz (2009) “Connecting Freedom of Association and the Right to Strike: European Dialogue with the ILO and its Potential Impact”, Canadian Labour & Employment Law Journal, vol. 15, no. 3, pp. 465-494. Freedom of association and Collective Bargaining. https://www.ilo.org/global/topics/dw4sd/themes/freedom-of-association/lang--en/index.htm Toker Derelİ, The Benefits of Freedom of Association for Development. Sosyal Siyaset Konferansları / Journal of Social Policy Conferences. Sayı / Issue: 68 – 2015/1, 187-220. https://dergipark.org.tr/en/download/article-file/389304
5 Forced labour and child labour in the rules and practice of International Labour Law compared with Turkish Labour Law What is forced labour, modern slavery and human trafficking. https://www.ilo.org/global/topics/forced-labour/definition/lang--en/index.htm ILO & UNICEF (2021) Child Labour: Global estimates 2020, trends and the road forward. https://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/@ed_norm/@ipec/documents/publication/wcms_797515.pdf ILO, International Labour Standards on Child Labour.https://www.ilo.org/global/standards/subjects-covered-by-international-labour-standards/child-labour/lang--en/index.htm International Labour Conference (2005) “A global alliance against forced labour”, Report of the Director-General. https://www.ilo.org/public/english/standards/relm/ilc/ilc93/pdf/rep-i-b.pdf Ending Child Labour, forced labour and human trafficking in global supply chains. https://www.ilo.org/ipec/Informationresources/WCMS_716930/lang--en/index.htm NATLEX Browse Country Profiles - Turkey - Basic laws – ILO https://www.ilo.org/dyn/natlex/country_profiles.nationalLaw?p_lang=en&p_country=TUR
6 Equality and non-discrimination principle in the rules and practice of International Labour Law compared with Turkish Labour Law United Nations, Turkey (2020) "Equal pay for equal work" should be the guiding principle as we build back better” https://turkey.un.org/index.php/en/91588-equal-pay-equal-work-should-be-guiding-principle-we-build-back-better European Commission. The Concepts of Equality and Non-Discrimination in Europe: A Practical Approach. (pdf) International Labour Standards on Equality of opportunity and treatment https://www.ilo.org/global/standards/subjects-covered-by-international-labour-standards/equality-of-opportunity-and-treatment/lang--en/index.htm NATLEX Browse Country Profiles - Turkey - Basic laws – ILO https://www.ilo.org/dyn/natlex/country_profiles.nationalLaw?p_lang=en&p_country=TUR
7 Worker participation and social dialog in the rules and practice of International Labour Law compared with Turkish Labour Law Social dialog. https://www.ilo.org/public/english/dialogue/download/brochure.pdf ILO Turkey Office (2018) Perception on Social Dialogue in Turkey: The Viewpoints of General Public, Employees and Relevant Actors. https://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/@europe/@ro-geneva/@ilo-ankara/documents/publication/wcms_666548.pdf Guy Davidov & Brian Langille (Eds.) (2011) The Idea of Labour Law. Oxford University Press. NATLEX Browse Country Profiles - Turkey - Basic laws – ILO https://www.ilo.org/dyn/natlex/country_profiles.nationalLaw?p_lang=en&p_country=TUR
8 Midterm Exam
9 Inspection of work enviroment in the rules and practice of International Labour Law compared with Turkish Labour Law Administration and Labour Inspection . https://www.ilo.org/labadmin/lang--en/index.htm ILO. “International Labour Standards on Labour Inspection” https://www.ilo.org/global/standards/subjects-covered-by-international-labour-standards/labour-inspection/lang--en/index.htm NATLEX Browse Country Profiles - Turkey - Basic laws – ILO https://www.ilo.org/dyn/natlex/country_profiles.nationalLaw?p_lang=en&p_country=TUR
10 Employment security in the rules and practice of International Labour Law compared with Turkish Labour Law Pir Ali Kaya (2000) “Termination of Employment: A Case Study of Turkish Labour Law to Compare ILO Convention No. 158”, DEÜİİBF Journal, vol. 15, no. 2, pp. 127-135. International Labour Standards on Employment security https://www.ilo.org/global/standards/subjects-covered-by-international-labour-standards/employment-security/lang--en/index.htm NATLEX Browse Country Profiles - Turkey - Basic laws – ILO https://www.ilo.org/dyn/natlex/country_profiles.nationalLaw?p_lang=en&p_country=TUR
11 Regulation of work in the rules and practice of International Labour Law compared with Turkish Labour Law Working time. https://www.ilo.org/global/topics/working-time/lang--en/index.htm NATLEX Browse Country Profiles - Turkey - Basic laws – ILO https://www.ilo.org/dyn/natlex/country_profiles.nationalLaw?p_lang=en&p_country=TUR Nicola Countouris (2019) Defining and regulating work relations for the future of work. ILO.
12 Wages in the rules and practice of International Labour Law compared with Turkish Labour Law Jean-Michel Servais (2020) International Labour Law. 6th Edition. Wolters Kluwer. ILO. “International Labour Standards on Wages” https://www.ilo.org/global/standards/subjects-covered-by-international-labour-standards/wages/lang--en/index.htm Wages. https://www.ilo.org/global/topics/wages/lang--en/index.htm NATLEX Browse Country Profiles - Turkey - Basic laws – ILO https://www.ilo.org/dyn/natlex/country_profiles.nationalLaw?p_lang=en&p_country=TUR
13 Social security in the rules and practice of International Labour Law compared with Turkish Labour Law Tankut Centel (2021) Turkish Social Law. Springer. International Labour Standards on Social security https://www.ilo.org/global/standards/subjects-covered-by-international-labour-standards/social-security/lang--en/index.htm NATLEX Browse Country Profiles - Turkey - Basic laws – ILO https://www.ilo.org/dyn/natlex/country_profiles.nationalLaw?p_lang=en&p_country=TUR
14 Evaluation of Turkish labour law compared with international labour law rules and applicability of international labour law decisions in Turkey. The comparison of Turkish legislation and legal practice with ILO and European Social Charter rules and reports from websites.
15 Review of the semester
16 Final Exam
Course Notes/Textbooks

Sources as pointed out above weekly preparation studies.

Suggested Readings/Materials

Jean-Michel Servais (2020) International Labour Law. 6th Edition. Wolters Kluwer.

Daniel Maul (2019) The International Labour Organization. De Gruyter & ILO.

Guy Ryder (2015) “The International Labour Organization”, Journal of Industrial Relations, vol. 57, no. 5, pp. 748-757. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/0022185615595732

 

Ruth Dukes, Judy Fudge, Guy Mundlak (2021) “Introduction: Labour Law in The 100 Years of the International Labour Review”, International Labour Review, Centenary Collection, no. 5. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/ilr.12345

 

Tarja Halonen, Ulla Liukkunen (Eds.) (2021) International Labour Organization and Global Social Governance. Springer. Open acces publication: https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007%2F978-3-030-55400-2.pdf

 

International Labour Organization (2012) The ILO and the EU, partners for decent work and social justice. https://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/---europe/---ro-geneva/---ilo-brussels/documents/publication/wcms_195135.pdf

 

Tonia Novitz (2009) “Connecting Freedom of Association and the Right to Strike: European Dialogue with the ILO and its Potential Impact”, Canadian Labour & Employment Law Journal, vol. 15, no. 3, pp. 465-494.

 

ILO & UNICEF (2021) Child Labour: Global estimates 2020, trends and the road forward. https://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/@ed_norm/@ipec/documents/publication/wcms_797515.pdf 

 

ILO, International Labour Standards on Child Labour.

https://www.ilo.org/global/standards/subjects-covered-by-international-labour-standards/child-labour/lang--en/index.htm

 

International Labour Conference (2005) “A global alliance against forced labour”, Report of the Director-General.  https://www.ilo.org/public/english/standards/relm/ilc/ilc93/pdf/rep-i-b.pdf

 

United Nations, Turkey (2020) "Equal pay for equal work" should be the guiding principle as we build back better” https://turkey.un.org/index.php/en/91588-equal-pay-equal-work-should-be-guiding-principle-we-build-back-better

 

European Commission. The Concepts of Equality and Non-Discrimination in Europe: A Practical Approach.  (pdf)

 

International Labour Standards on Equality of opportunity and treatment

https://www.ilo.org/global/standards/subjects-covered-by-international-labour-standards/equality-of-opportunity-and-treatment/lang--en/index.htm

 

ILO Turkey Office (2018) Perception on Social Dialogue in Turkey: The Viewpoints of General Public, Employees and Relevant Actors. https://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/@europe/@ro-geneva/@ilo-ankara/documents/publication/wcms_666548.pdf

 

Guy Davidov & Brian Langille (Eds.) (2011) The Idea of Labour Law. Oxford University Press.

 

ILO. “International Labour Standards on Labour Inspection” https://www.ilo.org/global/standards/subjects-covered-by-international-labour-standards/labour-inspection/lang--en/index.htm

 

Pir Ali Kaya (2000) “Termination of Employment: A Case Study of Turkish Labour Law to Compare ILO Convention No. 158”, DEÜİİBF Journal, vol. 15, no. 2, pp. 127-135.

 

Nicola Countouris (2019) Defining and regulating work relations for the future of work. ILO.

 

ILO. “International Labour Standards on Wages” https://www.ilo.org/global/standards/subjects-covered-by-international-labour-standards/wages/lang--en/index.htm

 

Tankut Centel (2021) Turkish Social Law. Springer

 

Tankut Centel (2017) Introduction to Turkish Labour Law. Springer.

 

Melda Sur-Noyan Turunç(2010) Turkish Labour Law. Turunç Yayınevi.

 

(In Turkish for comparison): Süzek, S(2021). Iş Hukuku, Beta İstanbul;

Nurdoğan Ali Kemal (2018) “Uluslararası Çalışma Örgütünün (UÇÖ-ILO) Yüzüncü Yıl Dönümü ve Türkiye İlişkileri”, Bitlis Eren Üniversitesi Akademik İzdüşüm Dergisi, C. 3, S. 4, ss. 78-95. https://dergipark.org.tr/tr/download/article-file/612630;

 

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
1
20
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterm
1
30
Final Exam
1
50
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
2
50
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
50
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
Study Hours Out of Class
0
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
1
32
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
1
30
Final Exams
1
40
    Total
150

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

To be able to possess the knowledge in legal terminology, concepts and principles.

X
2

To be able to solve the legal problems with an analytic and integral point of view.

X
3

To be able to evaluate the legal knowledge and abilities obtained with a critical approach.

X
4

To be able to evaluate the developments in legal theory and practice by monitoring local, international and interdisciplinary dimensions.

X
5

To be able to have awareness of social, professional and scientific principles of ethic behaviour.

X
6

To be able to take responsibility in solving problems by creative and innovative thinking.

X
7

To be able to interpret the legal norms with a sense of justice respectful to human rights and in the light of principles of democratic, secular and social state of law.

X
8

Working efficiently and effectively, learning how to be a team member, taking responsibilities, being open minded, constructive, open to criticism and having self confidence

X
9

To be able to use the daily scientific sources and court judgments in the framework of life time learning approach.

X
10

To be able to inform the related persons and institutions about legal matters both verbally and in written.

X
11

To be able to monitor the daily legal information/court decisions and interacts with the colleagues in a foreign language (“European Language Portfolio Global Scale” Level B1) .

X
12

To be able to use the information and communication technology together with the computer programs in a level required by the area of law (“European Computer Driving Licence, Advanced Level”).

X

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest