Turning a Blind Eye

120 See Human Rights Watch, Deliberate Indifference, p. 28. 121 Human Rights Watch interview with Manny C., Department of San Salvador, February 13, 2003. 122 Human Rights Watch interview with Felipe D., Department of San Miguel, ...



Publisher: Human Rights Watch


Category: Child labor

Page: 139

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Appendices: Correspondence between Human Rights Watch and the Coca-Cola Company. Correspondence between Human Rights Watch and Compania Azucarera Salvadorena. Sample letter sent to other sugar mills mentioned in this report. Sample letter sent to other multinational corporations mentioned in this report.

Globalization and Cross border Labor Solidarity in the Americas

See Rolando Arévalo and Joaquín Arriola , “ El Caso de El Salvador , ” in La Situación Sociolaboral en las Zonas Francas ... see www.usleap.org and Human Rights Watch , Deliberate Indifference : El Salvador's Failure to Protect Workers ...


Author: Ralph Armbruster-Sandoval

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415949572

Category: History

Page: 223

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First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

World Report 2004

El Salvador: Deliberate Indifference: El Salvador's Failure to Protect Worker's Rights, 12/03, 98pp. Eritrea: The Horn of Africa War: Mass Expulsions and The Nationality Issue (June 1998-April 2002), 01/03, 64pp.


Author: Human Rights Watch

Publisher: Human Rights Watch

ISBN: 1564322947

Category: Civil rights

Page: 407

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Human Rights Watch is dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world. We stand with victims and activists to prevent discrimination, to uphold political freedom, to protect people from inhumane conduct in wartime, and to bring offenders to justice. We investigate and expose human rights violations and hold abusers accountable. We challenge governments and those who hold power to end abusive practices and respect international human rights law. The sixteen 16 thematic essays, explore human rights issues facing the world today: From Bali in Indonesia, to Najaf in Iraq, to Mumbai in India, hundreds of civilians have been killed in acts of politically motivated violence. The bombing of the United Nations office in Baghdad, killing more than twenty people, marked a new low in the history of attacks against humanitarian workers. In Israel and the Occupied Territories, scores of civilians have been killed in repeated suicide bombings by Palestinian armed groups. These terrible crimes cry out for justice.They have flouted the fundamental values of international human rights and humanitarian law, and those responsible should be held accountable and brought to justice before a court of law. But for all the political rhetoric and the enormous human and financial resources invested in the international campaign against terrorism, many counter-terrorist strategies are undermining the rule of law and the fundamental values they seek to defend. Around the world, states have responded to the indiscriminate violence of terrorism with new laws and measures that themselves fail to discriminate between the guilty and the innocent. Numerous countries have passed regressive anti-terrorism laws that expand governmental powers of detention and surveillance in ways that threaten basic rights.

Civic Empowerment in an Age of Corporate Greed

A report on El Salvador's working conditions in 2003 titled Deliberate Indifference captured this attitude. In that investigation, an attorney with Human Rights Watch, Carol Pier, discovered that nothing had changed since the U.S. ...


Author: Edward C. Lorenz

Publisher: MSU Press

ISBN: 9781609173227

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 350

View: 894

A thought-provoking investigation of an urgent issue facing American communities today, Edward C. Lorenz’s book examines the intersection of corporate irresponsibility and civic engagement. At the heart of this case study is a group of firms responsible for seven of the most contaminated Superfund sites in the United States, the largest food contamination accident in U.S. history, stunning stock and financial manipulations, and a massive shift of jobs off shore. In the face of these egregious environmental, employee, and investor abuses, several communities impacted by these firms organized to confront and combat failures in corporate and bureaucratic leadership, winning notable victories over major financiers, lobbyists, and indifferent or ineffective government agencies. A critical analysis of public and private leadership, business and economic ethics, and civic life, this book concludes with a stirring blueprint for other communities facing similarly overwhelming opposition.

The Business of Human Rights

... Human Rights Watch (2003) 'Deliberate indifference: El Salvador's failure to protect workers' rights', Fields, ... reports/2003/12/03/deliberatePerspectives from the developing world', in R. J. Flanagan and indifference ILO (2005), ...


Author: Aurora Voiculescu

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781848138643

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 255

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In a time when multinational corporations have become truly globalised, demands for global standards on their behaviour are increasingly difficult to dismiss. Work conditions in sweatshops, widespread destruction of the environment, and pharmaceutical trials in third world countries are only the tip of the iceberg. This timely collection of essays addresses the interface between the calls for corporate social responsibility (CSR) and the demands for an extension of international human rights standards. Scholars from a vast variety of backgrounds provide expert yet accessible accounts of questions of law, politics, economics and international relations and how they relate to one another, while also encouraging non-legal perspectives on how businesses operate within and around human rights. The result is an essential incursion for a wide range of scholars, practitioners and students in law, development, business studies and international studies, in this emerging area of human rights.

Wages of Empire

In 2003, Human Rights Watch (HRW) released an extensive report titled Deliberate Indifference: El Salvador's Failure to Protect Workers' Rights. Besides the Ministry of Labor's failure to enforce laws, HRW found many other instances in ...


Author: Amalia L. Cabezas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317249481

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Corporate globalization has intensified in recent years, taking a terrible toll on the lives of ordinary women in the global North and South. This book investigates the related processes of neoliberal economic restructuring and increased militarization, tracking policy and its enforcement to its impact on low-income women. This interdisciplinary volume provides rich analyses of the oppressive working and living conditions of urban and rural women, rightward shifts in public policies, and women's resistance to these developments.

Law and Class in America

... see also Human Rights Watch, Deliberate Indifference: El Salvador's Failure to Protect Workers' Rights (2003), available at http://hrw.org/reports/2003/elsalvador1203/elsal- vador1203.pdf. 10. See Robert Howse, The Appellate Body ...


Author: Paul Carrington

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814716540

Category: Law

Page: 432

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In Law and Class in America, a group of leading legal scholars reflect on the state of the law from the end of the Cold War to the present, grappling with a central question posed to them by Paul D. Carrington and Trina Jones: have recent legal reforms exacerbated class differences in America? In a substantive introduction, Carrington and Jones assert that legal changes from the late-20th century onward have been increasingly elitist and unconcerned with the lives of poor people having little access to the legal system. Contributors use this position as a springboard to review developments in their own particular fields and to assess whether or not legal decisions and processes have contributed to a widening gap between privileged and unprivileged people in this country. From antitrust and bankruptcy to tax and election law, the essays in this unique volume invite readers to reflect thoughtfully on socio-economic justice in the new century, and suggest that a lack of progressive reform in all areas of law may herald a form of undiagnosed class dominance reminiscent of America's Gilded Age. Contributors: Margaret A. Berger, M. Gregg Bloche, David L. Callies, Paul D. Carrington, Paul Y. K. Castle, Lance Compa, James D. Cox, Paula A. Franzese, Marc Galanter, Julius G. Getman, Lawrence O. Gostin, Joel F. Handler, Trina Jones, Thomas E. Kauper, Sanford Levinson, John Linehan, Joseph D. McNamara, Burt Neuborne, Jeffrey O'Connell, Judith Resnik, Richard L. Schmalbeck, Danielle Sarah Seiden, Richard E. Speidel, Gerald Torres, David M. Trubek, Elizabeth Warren, and Lawrence A. Zelenak.

American Prisons and Jails An Encyclopedia of Controversies and Trends 2 volumes

... 89 Eighth Amendment and death penalty, 156, 157 proportionality in, 214–215 religious freedom under, 329 See also Cruel and unusual punishment; Deliberate indifference Eisenhower, Dwight D., 252 El Salvador, incarceration rates in, ...


Author: Vidisha Barua Worley

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610695015

Category: Social Science

Page: 816

View: 257

This two-volume encyclopedia provides a comprehensive and authoritative examination of the history and current character of American prisons and jails and their place in the U.S. corrections system. • Contains approximately 225 entries, comprehensively examining all aspects of American prisons and jails • Includes an Annotated List of Relevant Organizations and Institutes for ease of reference • Provides a chronology of important developments related to prisons and jails in US history • Lists print, electronic, and multimedia resources in a bibliography for readers interested in exploring the topic further