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This Huffington Post Highline article presents a shocking and distasteful reality. Advocacy campaigns don’t do enough to stop the horrendous labor and human rights violations that take place in developing countries across the globe. Human rights consultant Michael Hobbes explains how sweatshops continue to exist despite laws that prohibit them, regular inspection of manufacturing facilities and a vast amount of public awareness. getAbstract recommends his findings to supply-chain professionals, consumers with an interest in human rights and senior executives.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why corporate responsibility tactics aren’t effective in eliminating sweatshops across the globe,
  • How “megasuppliers” contribute to the proliferation of forced labor in developing countries, and
  • What solutions could help end sweatshop conditions and forced-labor violations around the globe.
 

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Michael Hobbes is a human rights consultant in Berlin. He has written for The New Republic, Slate and The Huffington Post.

 

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In the 1990s, ethical shopping behavior went “mainstream” in American society. Actors, celebrities and pop stars publicly shamed brands having records of poor working conditions and advocated large-scale boycotts. However, these consumer advocacy tactics did little to rid the world of sweatshops and...

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