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12 July 2016

Jordan: High expectations for job creation for Syrian refugees, if foreign govts. come through with aid

Author: Somini Sengupta, New York Times

"If a Carrot for Jordan Works, Syrian Refugees Will Stay Put", 9 July 2016...

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11 July 2016
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21 June 2016

Myanmar: Intl. Commission of Jurists’ 14 recommendations to new govt. include respect for human rights in investment & trade zones

Author: International Commission of Jurists

"Myanmar: new government must prioritize rule of law and respect for human rights"...

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31 May 2016

Global supply chains: what does labour want?

Author: Sharan Burrow, General Secretary, ITUC, in Open Democracy

With up to 94% of the workforce on whom our largest MNE's depend effectively ‘hidden’, there are serious global governance gaps concerning GSCs. While goods and services are produced by workers in multiple countries, most laws and international...

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12 May 2016

A critical juncture: Syrian refugees and migrant workers in Jordan

Author: Annabel Short, Deputy Director, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

...Eager to stem the movement of refugees into European countries, EU governments have committed to invest in Jordan to stimulate job-creation......

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26 April 2016

"A push for education and livelihoods for refugees in Jordan"

Author: Sam Mednick, Devex

It’s been almost four years since Syrian refugees fleeing conflict started congregating in Zaatari, Jordan, today home to the world’s second largest refugee camp....

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19 April 2016

Ghana: Minister threatens to revoke free zone licenses granted to foreign firms accused of abusing Ghanaian workers

Author: GhanaWeb

"We'II punish foreign firms abusing Ghanaian workers – Gov't", 20 April 2016...

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29 February 2016
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Author: Prensa Latina (Cuba)

“Posiciones encontradas respecto a ley de maquilas en Guatemala”, 26 de Febrero de 2016...

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20 February 2016

Bangladesh: EPZ labour reforms can go further to restore GSP

Author: Tribune [Dhaka]

The cabinet’s approval of the draft EPZ Labour Law 2016 enhancing workers’ right of association in export processing zones is a boost for calls on the United States to restore GSP trade privileges...It is significant that the government has indicated...

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15 February 2016

Bangladesh : Draft EPZ labour law approved with trade union rights

Author: Financial Express [Bangladesh]

The Cabinet...gave the final approval to the draft of the ‘The Bangladesh EPZ Labour Law, 2016' keeping a provision for trade union (TU) rights and a permanent wage board for workers in the Export Processing Zones (EPZs)...Cabinet Secretary Mohammad...

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