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[Title] R025 - Equality of Treatment (Accident Compensation) Recommendation, 1925 (No. 25)

[Date] June 5, 1925
[Source] International Labour Organization (ILO)
[Full text]


The General Conference of the International Labour Organisation,

Having been convened at Geneva by the Governing Body of the International Labour Office, and having met in its Seventh Session on 19 May 1925, and

Having decided upon the adoption of certain proposals with regard to the equality of treatment for national and foreign workers as regards workmen's compensation for accidents, the second item in the agenda of the Session, and

Having determined that these proposals shall take the form of a Recommendation,

adopts this fifth day of June of the year one thousand nine hundred twenty-five, the following Recommendation, which may be cited as the Equality of Treatment (Accident Compensation) Recommendation, 1925, to be submitted to the Members of the International Labour Organisation for consideration with a view to effect being given to it by national legislation or otherwise, in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution of the International Labour Organisation:


In order to facilitate the application of the Convention concerning equality of treatment for national and foreign workers as regards workmen's compensation for accidents the Conference recommends that:

(a) when a person to whom compensation is due under the laws and regulations of one Member resides in the territory of another Member, the necessary measures be taken to facilitate the payment of such compensation and to ensure the observance of the conditions governing such payment laid down by the said laws and regulations;

(b) in case of dispute concerning the non-payment, cessation of payment, or reduction of the compensation due to a person residing elsewhere than in the territory of the Member where his claim to compensation originated, facilities be afforded for taking proceedings in the competent courts of law in such territory without requiring the attendance of the person concerned;

(c) any advantage in respect of exemption from duties and taxes, free issue of official documents or other privileges granted by the law of any Member for purposes connected with workmen's compensation, be extended under the same conditions to the nationals of the other Members which shall have ratified the aforementioned Convention.


The Conference recommends that, where in any country there exists no system, whether by insurance or otherwise, of workmen's compensation for industrial accidents, the Government shall, pending the institution of such a system, afford facilities to alien workers enabling them to benefit by the laws and regulations on workmen's compensation in their own countries.