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Free Trade and Labour Cooperation: A Matching Couple or A Bureaucratic disaster? Analysis of the NAALC

The North American Agreement on Labour Conditions (NAALC) is the first of its kind: it is a parallel agreement to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). For the first time, an economic convention is linked to a labour rights accord. First this paper shortly presents the NAFTA. Then we have a look at the NAALC objectives. Furthermore its structure is analysed and evaluated as well a as a concrete case of labour rights violation and the NAFTA reaction. In the fifth part Covalence data gives a general view of the labour rights situation in Mexico. Finally, recommendations made by Human Rights Watch about how to improve NAFTA are discussed, so it can serve as a model for future alliances between economic and labour rights agreements.

Publication: Covalence Analyst Paper | Country: Global | Source: Covalence

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