The Role of the ILO in the Adoption of the New Russian Labour Code
On February 1, 2002 the new Labour Code came into force in Russia. In August 2001 the Government of the Russian Federation made a request to the International Labour Office to comment on the draft Code adopted by the State Duma (the lower house of Parliament) of the Russian Federation in the first reading. In response to this request, the ILO experts prepared a Memorandum, addressed to the Government. The purpose of this article is to analyse the influence of international labour standards on the new Code both by virtue of the existence of the international binding instruments and by the implementation of the proposals in the Memorandum, together with the views expressed by the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations.