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NGO Rejoinder

18 Aug 2014

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Lawyer's Rights Watch Canada

Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada says Thai Pineapple Industry Association should engage in dialogue on alleged abuses in industry, including those involving Natural Fruit

[Rejoinder to this response from Thai Pineapple Industry Association]

“Thailand: Thai Pineapple Industry Association (TPIA) responsibility to engage in dialogue about alleged human rights violations in Thailand’s fruit industry”, 14 August 2014

…TPIA should engage in dialogue with Natural Fruit and civil society about improved compliance with international human rights standards...The failure by Natural Fruit to investigate or remedy allegations of involvement in serious human rights violations stands in stark contrast to the responses of other industries…LRWC calls on TPIA to: urge Natural Fruit to immediately cease all reprisals against Mr. Hall…urge Natural Fruit to address and remedy all concerns raised in Cheap Has a High Price; promote among TPIA members, adherence to the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights...as well as the UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders; engage in dialogue with the human rights defenders and labour organizations that sent the 8 August letter to the TPIA…

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