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I. Introduction
(281 words)

Volume XV: Labour Law | Chapter 1 (1979): International Sources and Institutional Aspects

Completed in December 1977

Nicolas Valticos

1. From the very beginnings of labour law, in the nineteenth century, it was widely held that such legislation could be solidly based and soundly developed in individual countries only if it was supported by parallel measures of international legislation adopted in the same field. Thus, international labour standards were regarded not merely as a source of inspiration and a factor i…

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Nicolas Valticos, “I. Introduction”, in: International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law Online, Edited by: U. Drobnig, R. David, H. H. Egawa, R. Graveson, V. Knapp, A. T. Von Mehren, Y. Noda, S. Rozmaryn, V. M. Tschchikvadze, H. Valladão, H. Yntema, K. Zweigert. Consulted online on 04 June 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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