The (public) cases we are working on in 2014. Cases are only published here if it is safe for our partner organisations to do so.
Promoting respect for labour rights while boosting exports and trade from developing countries. It sounds like a good plan. But what exactly does this 'Generalised System of Preferences Plus' (GSP+) mean, and does it really work?
In Bangladesh, about 4 million garment workers produce exports worth well over US$ 20 billion every year. Their work is rewarded with subsistence wages at best, and is often carried out in poorly constructed factories. However, organising in trade unions remains hazardous, as the industry is steeped in a culture of impunity.