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01 mar 2016

Review of Nigerian Legislation Policy Regarding ILO Convention 189 Concerning Decent Work for Domestic Workers

The report shows that many of the provisions of Decent Work for Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189) (ILO C-189) are already established in national legislation and/or policy. However, the assessment could not determine to what extent these existing provisions are actually being applied to give effect to the Convention. There are several important gaps that require remedy for compliance with the respective provisions of the Convention. However, the review notes that these existing gaps could be effectively remedied following and with support of ratification.

The review concluded that the ratification of ILO C-189 is also more than feasible; it is indeed urgent to ensure adequate protection and decent work for domestic workers, whether nationals or migrants. Given a significant degree of legislative accord with the provisions of the Convention, ratification could be accomplished in short order with consent and support of the concerned stakeholders in Nigeria.

  • Introduction
  • Review of Nigerian national legislation and policy in view of ILO C-189
  • Lacunae
  • Recommendations
  • Conclusion
  • Annex