In its report, the CEACR invited the Government to avail itself of ILO technical assistance, in the form of a High Level Mission, so as to facilitate a comprehensive understanding of the issues before examining the impact of the austerity measures on the application of the ratified Conventions.
In fact, most international labour standards are relevant to those in the informal economy.
For instance, the first Hours of Work Industry Convention, requires a maximum of a hour week, and has been ratified by 52 out of member states.
Importantly, such determination must take into account that in a number of trade agreements, the parties have explicitly reaffirmed their obligations as ILO members. The considerations set out below may be relevant to the labour provisions in trade arrangements relating to the enforcement of domestic labour legislation, which necessarily incorporate provisions of any relevant ILO Conventions that the countries concerned have ratified.
These represent benchmarks of strong labour standards towards which countries can strive by promulgating and enforcing national laws that comply with the conventions. First, as a matter of principle, it would not be acceptable for a trade advantage enjoyed by an ILO Member to be withdrawn for alleged failure to observe its obligations under ratified Conventions without the ILO having had the opportunity to express its views on the matter ILO,p.
Realizing Core Labor Standards — The potential and limits of voluntary codes and social clauses — A review of the literature.
One can browse EPLex by country or by topic. Concluding remarks: possible implications for standards -setting action 48In considering the issue of the effectiveness of international labour standards, one should recall that ILO normative action rests on the voluntary acceptance of international labour standards, which in turn creates binding obligations on States.
Under the EU Rome I Regulation article 8,  workers will have employment rights of the country where they habitually work.