The International Bar Association Global Employment Institute (IBA GEI) and the International Organisation of Employers (IOE) have pooled their expertise to provide companies with further guidance and clarity on an area of increasing importance to business: International Labour Standards (ILS). The ILS are legal instruments, set by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and agreed by ILO tripartite constituents, which protect basic worker rights, taking into account, inter alia, the need for sustainable enterprises to create jobs. They are either conventions, which are legally binding international treaties upon ratification, or recommendations, which serve as non-binding guidelines.
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