8 February 2017


2017 Report of the ILO Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations (CEACR) now available - for information and action


Dear Members and Colleagues,

The 2017 Report of the CEACR (Report III - 1A) is now available via the link in the side panel. It has two parts:

  • A General Report (Part I) which includes comments about Member States' respect for their Constitutional obligations
  • Observations on the application of ratified international labour standards by ILO Member States (Part II)

We draw your attention to the wording on Paragraph 17, which again makes clear the non-binding nature of the opinions of the CEACR.

It is also worth noting that the CEACR requests the following ILO Member States to provide full particulars to the 2017 International Labour Conference on referenced cases:

    • Ecuador Convention 87 - Freedom of Association
    • El Salvador Convention 144 - Tripartite Consultation
    • Malaysia Convention 19 - Equality of Treatment (Accident Compensation)
    • Poland Convention 29 - Forced Labour
    • Ukraine Convention 81 - Labour inspection

    We encourage IOE Members to read both parts of the report and to send comments on the observations regarding your country no later than 15 March 2017 to Maria Paz Anzorreguy.

    These comments will assist the IOE in the negotiation of the list of cases to be discussed at the Conference.

    The Experts 2017 General Survey (Report III, 1 B),  which this year relates to OSH instruments on construction, mining and agriculture, will be available shortly.

    Please also note that the IOE will soon be organising a webinar to present the highlights of the 2017 CEACR Report. The date will be circulated as soon as possible.

    Kind regards


    Linda Kromjong




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