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Following the example set by Albania, Greece, Italy, San Marino and Spain, Ireland has ratified International Labour Organisation (ILO) Convention No. 190 on Violence and Harassment.

In 2021, the French Parliament took steps in this direction by definitively adopting the bill to ratify the Convention.

Convention No. 190 is a landmark instrument. It is the first international labour standard to address violence and harassment in the world of work. Ratification of the Convention should ensure more protection for professions that are particularly exposed to violence and harassment and for people who are victims of domestic violence. It should also lead to better recognition of discrimination in the workplace.

For more information on the ratification process and the content of the Convention, please access the ILO’s website here.

For more information on eliminating violence and harassment in the world of work please see here.