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25 March 2007

UAE: Draft Labor Law Violates International Standards

Author: Human Rights Watch

The United Arab Emirates’ proposed labor law falls far short of international standards for workers’ rights, Human Rights Watch said in a report...The law fails to address a series of abuses against workers that Human Rights Watch has documented...

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1 January 2005

Supping with a long spoon - How much do human rights count for, when there’s business to be done?

Author: Roger East & Oliver Balch, interviewing Chris Marsden (Amnesty UK Business Group) & Andrew Hope (Intl. Chamber of Commerce), in Green Futures [UK]

The real live debate is twofold. Is there sufficient reason – and pressure – for companies to [bear responsibility for their human rights impacts] voluntarily? And in what circumstances are they just kidding themselves (or the public) that constructive...

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