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29 January 2020

Commentary: The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act should be a model for human rights

Author: Keith Slack, Earth Rights International

Early in his presidency, Trump disparaged and proposed eliminating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), a landmark U.S. law that makes it illegal for U.S-listed companies to bribe foreign government officials... [W]e should be doing just the...

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13 January 2020
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Author: Colombia Informa

“Empresas y paramilitares: Alianza para asesinar a líderes y lideresas sociales” – 12 de enero de 2020  … La Universidad Javeriana elaboró una base de datos sobre las empresas colombianas y extranjeras que han sido mencionadas en las sentencias de J...

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25 November 2019
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Author: Criterio (Honduras)

“Congresistas estadounidenses condenan asesinato de sindicalista hondureño”, 20 de noviembre de 2019...

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25 November 2019

Honduras: Union leader for SITRATERCO, which represents Chiquita banana workers, killed

Author: Action Network

“Justice for Jorge Alberto Acosta!”, 18th November 2019...

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19 September 2019
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Author: El Espectador

“En firme acusación contra exdirectivos de Chiquita Brands por presuntos pagos a AUC” – 19 de septiembre de 2019...

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19 June 2019

Business model of agricultural traders in Switzerland raises human rights concerns, according to NGO report urging tougher rules

In June 2019, the Swiss NGO Public Eye published a report titled "Agricultural Commodity Traders in Switzerland: Benefitting from Misery?" looking at Switzerland’s role as a global hub of agricultural commodities. According to the report, the...

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11 June 2019

Ecuador: Companies release joint statement in support of threatened labour rights defender Jorge Acosta

Today companies sourcing bananas from Ecuador - Axfood, Coop, Everfresh, Greenfood, Martin & Servera and Menigo - released a joint statement to Ecuadorian government in support of Jorge Acosta, the coordinator of the banana workers’ union ASTAC ...

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Company response
11 June 2019

Response by Chiquita

Author: Chiquita

Since 2001 Chiquita is the only international banana company to have an International Framework Agreement in place with IUF and COLSIBA.  This agreement includes labor standards covering workers’ rights, freedom of association and right to collective...

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10 June 2019

Chiquita did not respond re: Jorge Acosta

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23 January 2019

Analysing companies' human rights obligations in conflict & post-conflict environments

Author: Anna Triponel, Rights as Usual

"Companies Operating in a Conflict or Post-Conflict Country: Exercise Leverage or Stand Ready for Litigation", 22 Jan. 2019...

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