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Lawsuit
18 February 2014

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

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

The island of Saipan is in the US Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands (CNMI). Beginning in the 1980s, many clothing manufacturers had their garments made in Saipan because such items could be labelled “Made in the USA” and subsequently...

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11 July 2013

Case profile: U.S. apparel cos. lawsuit (re Saipan)

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre case profile for lawsuits against American retail apparel companies and Saipan-based garment factories over allegations of unlawful conspiracies regarding involuntary servitude and criminal peonage.]

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Company response
1 May 2013

Response by Dress Barn: NGOs allege violence & illegal dismissal of unionised workers at E-Garment factory, owned by Yee Tung and supplying major intl. brands.

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30 April 2013

Allegations regarding labour rights abuses at E-Garment factory in Cambodia

Author: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

In February 2013, Worker Rights Consortium (WRC) released a brief alleging recurring labour rights abuses at the E-Garment factory in Kandal Province, Cambodia. E-Garment is owned by Hong Kong-based Yee Tung Garment Company and supplies to various...

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26 April 2013

Bangladesh: Rana Plaza garment factory building collapse - media coverage, commentaries, company responses

Author: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

[Compilation of coverage, commentaries on the collapse of the Rana Plaza garment factory building, 24 April 2013, in which over 1,100 people died. The building housed Phantom Apparels Ltd., New Wave Style Ltd and New Wave Brothers Ltd, which supplied...

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5 December 2003
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4 December 2003

El Salvador: Human Rights Watch report on widespread abuse of labour rights

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4 December 2003
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4 December 2003

full report: "Deliberate Indifference: El Salvador’s Failure to Protect Workers’ Rights"

Author: Human Rights Watch

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20 March 2003

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

The island of Saipan is in the US Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands (CNMI). Beginning in the 1980s, many clothing manufacturers had their garments made in Saipan because such items could be labelled “Made in the USA” and subsequently...

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