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Important Decision of the Caribbean Court of Justice on Labour Rights

Author: Nadia Bernaz, Middlesex University, in Rights as Usual , Published on: 11 July 2012

[T]he Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) delivered a judgment in favour of six migrant banana workers involved in union activities against Mayan King Limited, a company that owns citrus and banana farms, in an appeal coming from Belize brought by the company...This judgment is interesting from the point of view of business and human rights because of the potential for further cases coming from Guyana and Belize in relation not only to fruit but also mining and logging companies. In both countries there are significant numbers of migrant workers and indigenous peoples, both groups being usually in vulnerable positions and particularly impacted by multinational corporations’ operations.

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