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Colombia: Falling Further Behind in the Fight Against the Impunity of Anti-Union Violence: 2009 Annual Impunity Report

Publication Date: 

December 22, 2010

The third in a series of annual reports, which reviews and analyzes the available 2009 rulings issued by specialized Colombian courts that were created in 2006 to address cases of anti-union violence. This 2009 report includes an analysis of the convictions, the challenge to prosecute both material and intellectual authors, the alleged motives behind these crimes, and the continued need for a systematic approach in the investigation and prosecution of these crimes.

Freedom at Work Toolkit 2010

Publication Date: 

October 7, 2010

Workers around the world face systematic barriers to organizing, including egregious acts of violence and intimidation. Thousands of workers were physically and verbally harassed, arrested and abducted for their involvement with unions as they continue to be denied their fundamental, internationally recognized right to freedom of association and collective bargaining.

Toxic Uniforms

Publication Date: 

December 10, 2009

“Made in USA” requirements provide little insurance against poor working conditions and low wages, according to a new report by SweatFree Communities released today, International Human Rights Day. 

Pick All the Cotton: Update on Uzbekistan's Use of Forced Child Labor in 2009 Harvest

Publication Date: 

December 4, 2009

This report evaluates the continued use of forced child labor in the cotton fields of Uzbekistan.  The update is based on information gathered by human rights defenders within  Uzbekistan from September through November 2009.  Contrary to the government of Uzbekistan’s assertions that it has banned forced child labor, this report indicates that the government continues to compel children to pick cotton, closing schools and using other coercive measures to enforce compliance.