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14 Jul 2002

Elliot Schrage, former Senior Vice President of Global Affairs at Gap Inc., in Washington Post

A Long Way to Find Justice: What Are Burmese Villagers Doing in a California Court?

...American judges have embraced the opportunity to hold multinational corporations responsible for perceived abuses that result from international trade and investment [includes reference to cases against Unocal, Gap Inc., J.C. Penney, Levi Strauss, the Limited]...Companies need to scrutinize the practices of their business partners -- how they treat workers and the environment, how they interact with local military and political authorities -- to determine whether they violate international standards or offend the conscience of U.S. courts.

Part of the following timelines

U.S. apparel cos. lawsuit (re Saipan)

Unocal lawsuit (re Myanmar)