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1 September 2003

Export Processing Zones - Symbols of Exploitation and a Development Dead-End

Author: International Confederation of Free Trade Unions

[In] export processing zones (EPZs)... workers are made to take amphetamines to get them to work harder and faster, ... violence and abuse are a daily reality for thousands upon thousands of workers, and ... attempts to form unions and bargain...

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1 September 2003
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Author: Confederación internacional de organizaciones sindicales libres

En las zonas francas de exportación...los trabajadores tienen que tomar anfetaminas para trabajar más duramente y más rápido,...la violencia y los abusos son la realidad cotidiana de miles y miles de trabajadores y...los intentos de formar sindicatos y...

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1 September 2003
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Author: Confédération Internationale des Syndicats Libres

[Dans les] zones franches d.exportation (ZFE), ou "maquilas" ... la main-d'oeuvre reçoit des amphétamines afin de pouvoir travailler plus dur et plus rapidement, ... la violence et les abus sont le lot quotidien de milliers et de milliers de...

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20 August 2003

Firms urged to pull out of Burma

Author: BBC News

Human rights activists [in UK] have added 11 large companies to their "dirty list" of firms doing business in Burma. In total the UK campaigners now name and shame 79 multinationals, demanding that they should pull out of Burma. [refers to P&O...

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7 August 2003

Unocal Penalized for Tardy Documents

Author: Associated Press

Unocal Corp. was penalized for submitting more than 1,300 pages of documents late in the civil case in which the oil giant is accused of being complicit in human rights abuses in Myanmar...The move could lead to a delay in the trial scheduled to begin...

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1 August 2003

Unocal on trial for Burma 'abuses'

Author: BBC News

The American oil giant Unocal must stand trial in California for alleged human rights abuses in Burma, a court has ruled....

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1 August 2003

[PDF] Emerging Threat: Human Rights Claims

Author: Elliot Schrage, Adjunct Senior Fellow in Business & Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations, in Harvard Business Review

...human rights claims should be a pressing concern to every global company. Activist U.S. courts are accepting more and more claims against multinational companies for their business practices in developing countries. The courts are increasingly...

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31 July 2003

Court rules Unocal must stand trial in California for alleged human rights abuses in Burma

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31 July 2003

Judge rejects Unocal attempt to avoid California law

Author: Paul Chavez, Associated Press

A Superior Court judge rejected oil giant Unocal's claim that California law should not apply in an upcoming trial that alleges the company shares responsibility for human rights abuses carried out in Myanmar by that country's military.

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17 July 2003

Senate follows House in calling for Burma sanctions [USA]

Author: Amber Mobley, Boston Globe

The Senate joined the House of Representatives yesterday in overwhelmingly passing a bill to impose economic sanctions on Burma and freeze assets held by the country's dictatorial rulers.

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