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(Washington, DC) - The United States should suspend Ecuador's trade benefits due to the country's failure to comply with the labor rights requirements of the Andean Trade Preferences Act, Human Rights Watch said today in a petition filed with the U.S.…
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Human Rights Watch welcomes this opportunity to present views regarding whether Ecuador meets the eligibility criteria provided for in section 204(b)(6)(B) of the Andean Trade Promotion and Drug Eradication Act (ATPDEA) to qualify for enhanced trade…
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Human Rights Watch welcomes the acknowledgement by the Ecuadorian banana industry of child labor in that sector and the drafting of an agreement to address the problem. In particular, we commend the industry for strengthening its commitment to uphold…
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(New York) Children who work in agriculture are not getting enough attention in global efforts to end child labor, Human Rights Watch said on the eve of the first "World Day against Child Labor. Members of the International Labor Organization will debate…
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Banana workers in Ecuador are facing an onslaught of illegal firings, violence, and intimidation as they try to exercise their rights to organize and strike, Human Rights Watch said today. The violence has been concentrated at the Los Álamos plantation…
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WIDESPREAD LABOR ABUSE ON BANANA PLANTATIONS IN ECUADOR Ecuadorian children as young as eight work on banana plantations in hazardous conditions, while adult workers fear being fired if they try to exercise their right to organize, Human Rights Watch…
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Harmful Child Labor, Anti-Union Bias Plague Industry

Banana workers in Ecuador are the victims of serious human rights abuses, Human Rights Watch charged in a new report released today. In its investigation, Human Rights Watch found that Ecuadorian children as young as eight work on banana plantations in…