In the global economy many of the products we buy are made in less economically developed countries. The workers making them can be denied their basic human rights through low wages, removal of union rights, and poor health and safety conditions.
Companies have a responsibility to respect human rights in their operations, and Amnesty believes the business community also has a wider responsibility - moral and legal - to use its influence to promote respect for human rights.
Find out more about Amnesty's Business and Human Right's campaign.
Activity pack: Labour and Labels
Age group: 11-16
This resource enables young people to consider the rights of workers and explore our global interdependence, the impact of globalisation on the rights of people in less economically developed countries and what action can be taken to address the imbalance. The lesson activities cover cross-curricular Citizenship requirements.