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Mehdi Shabannia Mansour, Kamal Halili Hassan: Job Security and Temporary Employment Contracts. Theories and Global Standards, vol. 9. (Heidelberg – New York – Dordrecht – London: Springer-Verlag, 2019).

ISBN (Print): 978-3-319-92113-6
ISBN (Online/eBook): 978-3-319-92114-3
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-92114-3

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This book discusses the need of a legal protection at national and global levels to address the use of temporary employment contracts by employers. Chapter 1 reviews some theories of job security, showing how job security issues should be regulated in labour laws to protect workers and also how temporary contracts affect job security. Chapter 2 examines legal protection of job security in temporary contract in international contexts where it examines the concept and need for job security and job protection especially for temporary contracts based on three United Nations’ instruments, namely, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), and International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR). Chapter 3 studies the ILO standards in relation to job security and temporary contracts as well as those covered by the Philadelphia Declaration and other conventions and recommendations. Chapter 4 discusses Islamic jurisprudence on jobs and job security. The main aims of this chapter is to provide the framework for protecting workers as a means to enhance job security in the world especially in Islam. It discusses Islamic jurisprudence concerning work and job conditions. The Islamic precept is based on the Qur’an and Hadith and these sources are used to explain the concept of jobs in Islam. In addition, this chapter also examines the Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in Islam (CDHRI).

Keywords: UDHR Universal Declaration of Human Rights, ICCPR International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, ICESCR Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, ILO standards, CDHRI Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in Islam, OIC Organisation of Islamic Conference, Job security in Islamic countries, Employment in Islamic jurisprudence

Authors and affiliations

Mehdi Shabannia Mansour, Department of Law, Central Tehran, BranchIslamic Azad UniversityTehran, Iran
Kamal Halili Hassan, Faculty of LawUniversiti Kebangsaan MalaysiaBangiMalaysia

About the authors

Mehdi Shabannia Mansour is currently Associate Professor in Islamic Azad University Central Tehran Branch, PhD of Law in National University of Malaysia (UKM) and Lawyer and Legal Advisor, Member of Editorial and Reviewer’s Board in Athens Journal of Law. Mehdi has published several articles in reputable international journals.
Kamal Halili Hassan is Professor of law at the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. Chairman of UKM Press. Editor in Chief of Jurnal Kanun. Member of the University’ Senate. He has published many books and articles especially on labour law. A consultant on occupational safety and health law.