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[PDF] full report: "Numerous Federal Activities Complement U.S. Business’s Global Corporate Social Responsibility Efforts"
Author: US General Accounting Office (GAO)
...Human Rights: Business actions addressing the CSR concern of human rights involve assuring basic standards of treatment to all people, regardless of nationality, gender, race, economic status, or religion. Among the concerns in developing human...
Author: Business Roundtable [USA]
The labor provisions of the Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement (DR-CAFTA) protect core labor rights for workers in the United States and the Central American countries and require that labor laws are enforced effectively by all...
Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) Will Only Intensify Exploitation of Workers, Subordination of the Economies of Central American
Author: US Human Rights Network/US Newswire
The Dominican Republic and the Central American Countries lack effective legislation that would protect the rights of workers, the environment and sovereignty over their nature resources and economy.
House [US House of Representatives] Passes CAFTA; Bush Expected To Sign Pact; HIV/AIDS Advocates Say Agreement Could Threaten Treatment Access
Author: Kaiser Family Foundation Daily Reports [USA]
The House on Wednesday approved 217-215 the Central American Free Trade Agreement...[Some] international health advocates say the agreement could limit access to medical treatment, including HIV/AIDS-related drugs, for thousands of poor people in...
Author: Carol Pier, Human Rights Watch
Under...DR-CAFTA [Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement]...the weak labor laws that allow such human rights abuses to flourish could remain intact in U.S. trading partners like El Salvador...DR-CAFTA affords women and other groups...
Author: editorial, Boston Globe
The Central America Free Trade Agreement is in trouble, and to get it through Congress, the Bush administration is edging toward protectionism. The administration would be better off focusing on improving labor conditions in the six Latin American...
Author: Kelly Hearn, AlterNet
If [US] Congress ratifies Bush's controversial CAFTA bill, pharmaceutical companies will be in for a windfall -- and the casualties will be poor AIDS patients. [refers to Pfizer]
- Related companies: Pfizer
Author: Frank Jack Daniel, Reuters
...workers at a Guatemalan factory [owned by Nobland] say they have been punched, threatened and followed by cars with darkened windows since forming a union in 2003...Labour activists say Central America still has not done enough to meet conditions...