Regulating decent work for domestic workers? Promises and perils of international standard setting

Associate Professor Adelle Blackett, McGill Law School, Canada

10th Mar 2011 12:30pm-2:00pm The New Law School Building, University of Sydney

A seminar by Adelle Blackett, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, McGill University, Canada. This presentation considers international standard setting that seeks to establish specific standards for regulating a socially marginalised group of informal workers (domestic workers). It also addresses how regulation can challenge supply and whether effective regulation is possible in the face of increased demand for transnational domestic workers due to cuts in states' public provision of social welfare services.