The 2020 report of the ILO Committee of Experts and Recommendations


The 2020 report of the ILO Committee of Experts and Recommendations has been released.

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The Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendationsis an independent body composed of legal experts charged with examining the application of ILO Conventions and Recommendations by ILO member States. The annual report of the Committee of Experts covers numerous matters related to the application of ILO standards. The structure of the report, as modified in 2003, is divided into the following parts:

(a)The Reader’s noteprovides indications on the Committee of Experts and the Committee on theApplication of Standards of the International Labour Conference (their mandate, functioning andthe institutional context in which they operate) (Part A, pages 1–4).

(b)Part I:the General Reportdescribes the manner in which the Committee of Experts undertakesits work and the extent to which member States have fulfilled their constitutional obligations inrelation to international labourstandards, and it draws the attention to issues of generalinterestarising out of the Committee’s work (Part A, pages5–36).

(c)Part II: Observations concerning particular countriescover the sending of reports, theapplication of ratified Conventions (see section I), and the obligation to submit instruments tothecompetent authorities (see section II) (PartA, pages 37–619).

(d)Part III: General Survey, in which the Committee of Experts examines the state of the legislationand practice regarding a specific area covered by a given number of Conventions andRecommendations. This examination covers all member States regardless of whether or not theyhave ratified the given Conventions. The General Survey is published as a separate volume (ReportIII (Part B)) and this year it concerns the Employment Policy Convention, 1964 (No. 122), theVocational Rehabilitation and Employment (Disabled Persons) Convention, 1983 (No. 159), theHome Work Convention, 1996 (No. 177), the Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment(Disabled Persons) Recommendation, 1983 (No. 168), Employment Policy (SupplementaryProvisions) Recommendation, 1984 (No.169), the Home Work Recommendation, 1996 (No. 184),the Employment Relationship Recommendation, 2006 (No. 198), and the Transition from theInformal to the Formal Economy Recommendation, 2015 (No. 204), (Part B).

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