The Berlin International Human Rights Congress (BIHRC)

"Human Rights and Democracy in a Globalized World - Moving Towards an International Consensus"

(Berlin; October 1st - 4th, 2010)

Human Rights Introduction


Foundation of the International Labour Organization (ILO)

In 1919 The International Labour Organization (ILO), was created together with the League of Nations by the Treaty of Versailles in 1919 and was established to advocate human rights embodied in labour law. It gave expression to the concern for social reform that grew with the industrial revolution, and the conviction that realistic reform had to be conducted in an international environment. The ILO also called for widespread demands for social justice and higher living standards for the world's working people.