NORMLEX: Information System on International Labour Standards



NORMLEX is a new information system which brings together information on International Labour Standards (such as ratification information, reporting requirements, comments of the ILO's supervisory bodies, etc.) as well as national labour and social security laws. It contains data on ILO conventions and recommendations, ratification information, comments of the Committee of Experts and the Committee on Freedom of Association, representations, complaints, interpretations, General Surveys, and numerous related documents. The main topics discussed are: - labour standards, work and employment; - social security, migration, health and safety, education and family; - human rights. The aim of the database is to provide information on the state of affairs of countries’ legislation. NORMLEX has been designed to provide comprehensive and user friendly information on these topics and includes the NATLEX database as well as the information which was previously contained in the former APPLIS, ILOLEX and Libsynd databases.

Data Providers

International Labour Organization - International Labour Standards Department

Data Collection

Periodicity of collection

Periods covered differ per country

Type of information available

  • Text Documents Available
  • Indicators available
  • Guidelines for use available
  • Search or browse function available online


Freely accessible without registration

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