Publication Date

Fall 2011


[Excerpt] Thanks to Joseph McCartin for advancing this debate with an insightful critique of the workers’-rights-as-human-rights framework and for his generous treatment of the series of Human Rights Watch reports in which I had a hand. McCartin so fairly presents the human rights case, even while disagreeing with it, that it’s hard to respond without simply borrowing from his framing of my own views. But I’ll try.


Suggested Citation
Compa, L. (2011). Solidarity and rights: Two to tango: A response to Joseph A. McCartin [Electronic version]. International Labor and Working Class History, 80(1), 161-168.

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The original Joseph A. McCartin article, along with other responses in the section, can be found here.