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26 June 2002

Corporate Human Rights [human rights lawsuits agains multinationals in U.S. courts]

Author: David Corn, The Nation

...For several years, a small group of lawyers and labor advocates has been trying to hold transnational companies responsible for their actions by suing them in the United States for abetting and/or benefiting from human rights abuses overseas. ...

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Article
2 June 2002

Our Fruit, Their Labor and Global Reality [banana companies in Ecuador]

Author: Dana Frank, Professor of American Studies at the University of California Santa Cruz, in Washington Post

Noboa, an Ecuadorean company that is the nation's largest banana producer, sent an armed force of several hundred men to confront the striking workers; Human Rights Watch released a report alleging widespread abuses in the industry, including the use...

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Article
25 April 2002

"Tainted Harvest" - Human Rights Watch Report Reveals Child Labour and Worker Rights Abuses in Ecuador's Banana Fields

Author: IUF - International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers’ Associations

...It is significant that Dole's response was not sent by senior management, corporate social responsibility management or operational management. It was sent by their public relations department. One must therefore ask whether Dole views accusations...

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25 April 2002
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Author: Human Rights Watch

El trabajo infantil peligroso y el antisindicalismo plagan el sector -...El informe señala que empresas exportadoras de banano - como Chiquita, [Fresh Del Monte Produce] y Dole, y las ecuatorianas Noboa y Favorita - no utilizan su influencia financiera...

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Article
25 April 2002

Ecuador: Widespread Labor Abuse on Banana Plantations

Author: Human Rights Watch

Harmful Child Labor, Anti-Union Bias Plague Industry -...Banana-exporting corporations such as Ecuadorian-owned Noboa and Favorita, as well as Chiquita, [Fresh Del Monte Produce], and Dole fail to use their financial influence to insist that their...

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25 April 2002
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Author: UITA - Union internationale des travailleurs de l’alimentation, de l’agriculture, de l’hôtellerie- restauration, du tabac et des branches connexes

...Il est significatif de noter que la réponse de Dole n’a pas été transmise par la haute direction de la société, la direction de la responsabilité sociale de l’entreprise ou la direction des opérations. La réponse est venue du service des relations...

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Article
1 April 2002

full report: Tainted Harvest: Child Labor and Obstacles to Organizing on Ecuador's Banana Plantations

Author: Human Rights Watch

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1 April 2002
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Article
1 December 2001

Recent ILRF [International Labor Rights Fund] Cases to Enforce Human Rights Under the ATCA

Author: Terry Collingsworth, Executive Director of International Labor Rights Fund, in ACLU International Civil Liberties Report 2001 [American Civil Liberties Union]

[includes reference to human rights-related cases in U.S. courts against Unocal, ExxonMobil, Coca-Cola, Fresh Del Monte Produce, DynCorp]

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Lawsuit
10 October 2000

Global Horizons lawsuits (re forced labour)

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

On 1 September 2010, a US federal grand jury in Hawaii indicted four employees of Global Horizons Manpower (Global Horizons), a US-based labour recruiting company, and two Thailand-based recruiters on charges of forced labour.  The US Justice...

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