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Author: [comment] Jagdish Bhagwati, professor of economics & law, Columbia Univ. & senior fellow, Council on Foreign Relations, in Financial Times
The agreement on trade between the Bush administration and the Democrats in Congress, announced on May 10, takes the demand for the integration of labour standards in trade treaties up a notch... [The] compromise to insert stronger protection of...
Author: Christian Aid
...The Dialogue Roundtable [for the Tintaya mine] represents an important attempt on the part of its members, including BHP Billiton, to create an effective mechanism for resolving the many conflicts that have arisen in the Espinar province. It is one...
Author: Mark Gruenberg, International Labor Communications Association
Increased globalization of economies has brought a string of broken promises to the world's workers, a top human rights advocate says--even as a backer of globalization chanted "free trade" as a mantra to solve all problems.
[PDF] Internationally recognised core labour standards in Brazil: report for the WTO general council review of the trade policies of Brazil
Author: International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU)
Brazil has ratified seven of the eight core ILO labour Conventions...In view of restrictions on trade union rights, discrimination, child labour and forced labour, determined measures are needed to comply with the commitments Brazil has accepted...
Author: Katarina Wahlberg, Global Policy Forum
Trade unions and labor organizations...fear that CAFTA will worsen labor conditions, decrease wages and increase the number of people employed in the Export Processing Zones (EPZ)...About 65 TNCs [transnational corporations] have factories in the free...
Author: Professor Margaret Bedggood
[course taught at Summer School in Intl. Human Rights Law, Oxford Univ. & George Washington Univ. Law School, 2004]
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