Everyday Transgressions: Domestic Workers’ Transnational Challenge to International Labor Law
Adelle Blackett is Professor of Law and Canada Research Chair in Transnational Labour Law and Development at the Faculty of Law, McGill University. Professor Blackett holds a B.A. in History from Queen’s University, civil law and common law degrees from McGill, and an LL.M. and a doctorate in law from Columbia University. A former official of the International Labour Office in Geneva, Professor Blackett has been an ILO expert on international standard setting on decent work for domestic workers (2008-2011) leading to the adoption of ILO Convention No. 189 and Recommendation No. 201, and in a labour law reform process in Haiti (2011-2014). In 2009, she was unanimously appointed by the National Assembly of Quebec to the province’s Human Rights and Youth Rights Commission, where she served as a commissioner for seven (7) years. Professor Blackett is a 2016 Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Fellow and has been a visiting scholar at the African Development Bank, the Australian National University, and SOAS (University of London). She founded and directs the Labour Law and Development Research Laboratory (LLDRL) at McGill. A member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and the Barreau du Québec, she was awarded the latter’s Christine Tourigny Award of Merit and the status of advocate emeritus in 2014, in recognition of her social commitment and her contributions to the advancement of women. Her book manuscript entitled Everyday Transgressions: Domestic Workers’ Transnational Challenge to International Labor Law is forthcoming in Spring 2019 from Cornell University Press.
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