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View Resource World of Work: The Magazine of the ILO

The Bureau of Public Information of the International Labour Organization now provides full text (Adobe Acrobat [.pdf] format only) of this magazine at the ILO web site. The present issue contains articles about the global unemployment crisis, child labor, the textile, footwear, and clothing industries, and work stress, among others. World of Work is a quarterly magazine that does not necessarily...

http://www.ilo.org/global/publications/world-of-work-magazin...
View Resource CorpWatch

Corporate Watch is an online magazine and resource center affiliated with the Institute for Global Communications (discussed in the November 15, 1996 Scout Report) and the Transnational Resource and Action Center (TRAC), among others. An array of full text news articles, photo galleries, and useful links to activist groups and government data keep users abreast of corporate activity. All articles...

https://corpwatch.org/
View Resource Human Rights Watch World Report 2000

Human Rights Watch issued their annual world report last week, summarizing the state of human rights in 66 countries around the globe. Written with the clarity and detail that marked previous annual issues, this year's report is distinguished by its note of guarded optimism. The report cites two main trends as evidence of a partial dismantling of national sovereignty as an impenetrable defense for...

https://www.hrw.org/legacy/wr2k/
View Resource Global Compact

The Global Compact is a joint project of the International Labor Organization (ILO), the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP), and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. The site outlines the nine principles drafted at the World Economic Forum on January 31, 1999 to serve as guidelines for world businesses. The principles address three basic areas of concern: human rights,...

https://www.unglobalcompact.org/
View Resource Amnesty International Report 2001

Released on May 30, this year's annual report from Amnesty International (AI) takes particular aim at torture and the death penalty, as well as urging governments to protect rights that may be threatened by globalization. The report begins with a Forward by AI Secretary General Pierre Sane and an extensive Introduction, both of which are also available in .pdf format. The bulk of the report is a...

https://www.amnesty.org/en/documents/POL10/001/2001/en/
View Resource Human Rights Watch World Report 2002

Human Rights Watch has just released its twelfth annual review of human rights practices around the globe in the 2002 Human Rights Watch World Report. This report addresses developments in sixty-six countries, covering the period from November 2000 through November 2001. Most of the chapters examine significant human rights developments in a particular country, the response of global actors (such...

https://www.hrw.org/legacy/wr2k2/
View Resource The Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2001

Recently released by the US State Department, the 2001 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices was designed to give voice to those who have been denied the freedoms and rights provided in the Universal Declaration on Human Rights. Covering internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights for nearly every country, the collection of reports is separated into six regions...

https://www.state.gov/j/drl/rls/hrrpt/2001/
View Resource Amnesty International Report 2005

Released several weeks ago, the Amnesty International Report 2005 documents the somewhat disturbing trends across the globe, as numerous nations and international organizations have failed to effectively act to avert a number of humanitarian crises. Many different parties will find the report helpful, as this site offers access to regional overviews and a list of countries that visitors can peruse...

http://www.amnesty.eu/static/documents/2006/AI_EU_Assoc_annu...
View Resource Global Compact (Last reviewed in the Scout Report on February 24, 2000)

As more and more businesses grow socially conscious, there has been an interest in adapting business practices to align with certain desired goals. The United Nations Global Compact dovetails quite nicely with this trend, and it is a "strategic policy initiative for businesses that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of...

https://www.unglobalcompact.org/
View Resource Human Rights Watch: Defending Human Rights Worldwide

The Human Rights Watch (HRW) is an independent, international nongovernmental organization with offices in 21 cities around the world (and field posts in 20 additional countries). Founded in 1978, HRW seeks to enforce fair treatment of all citizens, regardless of country, through investigation and publication of abuses. Each year, the group puts out a comprehensive World Report, which can be...

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https://www.hrw.org/world-report/2014