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The chapter picks up on the story of the privatization of rights almost a decade later, in the mid- to late 2000s. Reluctant to allow companies to set their own codes of conduct, global unions had begun to promote “global framework agreements,” negotiated with multinational corporations on behalf of unions worldwide. While these agreements are said to embody a global version of postwar “social partnership” between labor and capital, the rationale for protecting rights within so-called global social partnership is “market”-based, separated from the social-democratic legal frameworks that defined postwar social partnership. Through attention to the trade union-led opposition to the Colombian Food Workers’ international campaign against Coca-Cola, the chapter explores how this prevailing mode of protecting workers’ rights is part of a scenario in which managerial logics of audit prevail over concerns about past abuses, while violations of workers’ human rights cease to feature as justiciable wrongs.

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