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Referencing - International Law: International Labour Organization (ILO) recommendation

How do I reference an International Labour Organization (ILO) recommendation?

This guidance applies whether you found the recommendation in print or online.

ILO Recommendation | reference number: | title | (sub-title) | (conference session | location | date)

Footnote and bibliography:
e.g. ILO Recommendation R020: Labour Inspection Recommendation (Recommendation Concerning the General Principles for the Organisation of Systems of Inspection to Secure the Enforcement of the Laws and Regulations for the Protection of the Workers) (5th Conference Session Geneva 29 October 1923)

To pinpoint, follow the citation with the paragraph number in square brackets. To pinpoint several paragraphs, insert a dash between the paragraph numbers:
e.g. ILO Recommendation R020: Labour Inspection Recommendation (Recommendation Concerning the General Principles for the Organisation of Systems of Inspection to Secure the Enforcement of the Laws and Regulations for the Protection of the Workers) (5th Conference Session Geneva 29 October 1923) [8]-[12]

ILO Recommendation

ILO recommendations are available from the ILO website.

Title and sub-title

  • Use capitals for the major words
  • Include the sub-title (e.g. Recommendation Concerning the General Principles...) in (round brackets) after the title (e.g. Labour Inspection Recommendation)
  • Include details of amendments in the title, if necessary.

Conference

Give information about the conference session in (round brackets).