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Yardsticks for Workers Rights: Learning from Experience

Author: Lawyers Committee for Human Rights, Published on: 20 November 2003

What pieces of information are needed to show what the working conditions actually are, in any particular workplace located anywhere in the world? In other words, what should count as proof that companies are meeting their promises?...Our researchers compiled 2,900 individual units of measurement being used in this field, from 100 different sources ranging from individual companies and industry groups, to monitoring organizations, to non-governmental watchdogs, to the International Labor Organization. We then organized them in a database with many different searching and sorting capabilities, to make it as easy as possible to find and analyze current measurement practice on any particular subject and from any particular angle.

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