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3 Feb 2010

Human Rights Watch

UAE: NYU’s Labor Rights Provisions Break New Ground

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New York University's announcement today that it will require all companies to respect the rights of laborers building its campus in the United Arab Emirates is a significant step toward protecting migrant workers there, Human Rights Watch said. All other businesses and institutions with projects in the country, including the Louvre and Guggenheim, should follow suit and incorporate similar contractual safeguards, Human Rights Watch said…A statement posted today on NYU Abu Dhabi's website said that NYU and its partner, the Executive Affairs Authority of Abu Dhabi, will require all companies involved in building and operating the NYU Abu Dhabi campus to reimburse workers for any recruiting or other employment-related fees that they are found to have paid…

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United Arab Emirates: New York University requires companies to protect workers’ rights in construction of Abu Dhabi campus

How did New York University uphold workers' rights during the construction and operation of its Abu Dhabi satellite campus?