Problem

Extraterritorial sweatshop factories

Other Names:
Sweatshop factory ships
Maquila ships
Nature:
The word "maquila" comes from the Spanish verb "maquilar" which means to assemble. "Maquila ships" are extraterritorial factories, where workers live and work without breaks in the day for long periods. These types of activities are bordering on "new forms of slavery" and constitute flagrant violations of workers, rights and individual human rights.
Broader Problems:
Inadequate working conditions
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
16.02.2000 – 00:00 CET