Relevant Documents

The sugar cane is a beautiful crop but also a tricky one as it cuts your skin like a blade when you hold it tight.

U.S. Department of Labor

Public Report of Review of U.S. Submission 2011-03 (Dominican Republic). Office of Trade and Labor Affairs. Bureau of International Labor Affairs. U.S. Department of Labor. September 27, 2013

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EU Trade Commission

Petition before the European Trade Commissioner for a Formal Investigation on Human Rights Violations under the European Partnership Agreement. April 4, 2013

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Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. Implementing the United Nations “Protect, Respect and Remedy” Framework. 2011

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New Forms of Human Rights Abuses on Vicini Company Sugar Cane Plantations Current Harvest (2008-2009). Dominican Republic. Father Christopher HartleyAugust 31, 2009

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U.S. Department of State

Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor. Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2012. Preface of Secretary of State, John F. Kerry.

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U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

Assessment Report of Anti-Trafficking in Persons in the Dominican Republic. Prepared by Chemonics International. Washington, DC. February 2011

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Business for Social Responsability (BSR)

Labor Conditions and Human Rights in Dominican Sugar Production. Prepared by Evaydée Pérez under the supervision of Dr. Richard Feinberg, Professor of International Political Economy University of California, San Diego. August 2010

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Research on Indicators of Forced Labor in the Supply Chain of Sugar in the Dominican Republic.

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New England School of Law

Panel Remarks. Sugar Cane Slavery: Bateyes in the Dominican Republic. Barbara L. Bernier, Associate Professor of Law, Roger Williams University School of Law.

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I prigionieri dello zucchero

The sugar prisoners by Raúl Zecca Castel (text in Italian & Spanish).

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For the Spanish version click here