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Terms and jargon associated with reporting on international labour standards.

 Mandate of the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations [Committee of Experts or CEACR]
The Committee of Experts undertakes an impartial and technical analysis of how the Conventions are applied in law and practice by member States, while cognizant of different national realities and legal systems. In doing so, it must determine the legal scope, content and meaning of the provisions of the Conventions. Its opinions and recommendations are non-binding, being intended to guide the actions of national authorities. They derive their persuasive value from the legitimacy and rationality of the Committee’s work based on its impartiality, experience and expertise. The Committee’s technical role and moral authority is well recognized, particularly as it has been engaged in its supervisory task for over 85 years, by virtue of its composition, independence and its working methods built on continuing dialogue with governments taking into account information provided by employers’ and workers’ organizations. This has been reflected in the incorporation of the Committee’s opinions and recommendations in national legislation, international instruments and court decisions (See para. 29 of the 2015 Report of the Committee of Experts).
 Most representative organizations of employers and workers
Article 23, paragraph 2, of the ILO Constitution provides that the representative organizations at issue are organizations which are recognized for the purpose of article 3 of the ILO Constitution. Article 3 regulates the meetings and delegates who are eligible to represent member countries at the International Labour Conference. According to article 1 of the Tripartite Consultation (International Labour Standards) Convention, 1976 (No. 144), the “representative organizations” means the “most representative organizations of employers and workers enjoying the right to freedom of association.”
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