Corporate rights or human rights? HOW TRADE AND INVESTMENT AGREEMENTS COULD THREATEN HUMAN RIGHTS DUE DILIGENCE LAWS

“Governments are increasingly aware that, to address climate breakdown and unsustainable inequality, new forms of regulation are needed to direct companies and investment towards respect for human rights and environmentally …

TRADE POLICY WON’T WORK FOR WORKERS TILL IT WORKS FOR WOMEN

“Gender justice advocates have been waiting for far too long for trade justice. Women’s rights organizations have been pointing this out for at least two decades, during a wave of …

GM workers’ historic vote in Mexico tests new trade deal

SILAO, Mexico, Aug 17 (Reuters) – General Motors (GM.N) employee Mari says that for the past decade, she has felt powerless to demand higher pay at the plant in central Mexico that …

Transatlantic trade co-operation: a lever for environmental and labour protection?

“After the second world war, the United States became the architect and staunchest supporter of a rules-based system of world trade, embodied in the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade …

Worker Rights Provisions and U.S. Trade Policy

This report provides background and analysis on key U.S. trade policies addressing worker rights abroad. It contextualizes the U.S. approach with key debates and comparison with global approaches. Several issues …

U.S., Mexico settle first labor complaint under USMCA

The U.S and Mexico have agreed to closely monitor a new union vote for workers at a General Motors facility in central Mexico after a weekslong investigation into complaints that …

Mexico to Allow Union Vote at G.M. Plant After U.S. Complaint

The Biden administration had asked Mexico to review potential labor violations, citing conditions in the new North American trade agreement. The United States on Thursday reached a deal with Mexico …

Course of Remediation to Address Denial of Rights in Connection with the Legitimization Process at General Motors in Silao Agreed between the United States and Mexico

The United States and Mexico agree to the following Course of Remediation, for purposes of United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) Annex 31-A (United States-Mexico Facility-Specific Rapid Response Labor Mechanism), for the …

Mexico Pledges Cooperation to Remedy Worker Rights at GM Plant

The Mexican government told the U.S. that it’s ready to work with the Biden administration to draw up a plan to remedy the denial of workers’ rights at a General …

Enforceable social clauses in trade agreements with ‘bite’?

“Implications of the EU–South Korea Panel of Experts Report of 20 January 2021 Policy Implications The EU–South Korea Panel of Experts Report (‘the Report’) confounded expectations by asserting that it …

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