International Commission for Labor Rights Training/Organizational Meeting

October 16, 2002

9:00-9:30 What is the ICLR (Jeanne Mirer, Jitendra Sharma, Kevin Kolben)(30 mins)
  9:30-10:00 Substantive International Labor Law and its Enforcement Mechanisms (Kevin Kolben)
  10:00-12:30 Enforcing International Labor Rights through trade 
law, non-governmental mechanisms, and domestic litigation (2 Hours)
  10:00-10:45 The NAFTA Labor Side Agreement; (Mark Rowlinson, Canadian Steelworkers/Arturo Alcalde)
  10:45-11:00 Break
  11:00-11:30 The Alien Tort Claims Act – The Colombia/Coke Case (Dan Kovalik, U.S. Steelworkers)
  11:30-12:00 Unilateral Trade Related mechanisms (Jeff Vogt, International Labor Rights Fund)
  12:00-12:30 A Case Study: The state of labor and core labor standard compliance in India (Jitendra Sharma)
  12:30-1:30 Lunch
  The ICLR’s Ongoing Projects:
1:30-2:30 Colombia: Trade Union Killings (Reynaldo Villalba)
  2:30-3:00 Brief Overview: Labour Training Manual; International Financial Institutions
  3:00-3:15 Break
  3:30-5:30 Building the ICLR (Jeanne Mirer and Kevin Kolben)