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October 16, 2008 10:29 AM

Strictly Business in Azerbaijan?

Each year the Doing Business Report of the International Finance Corporation and the World Bank rates 181 countries around the world according to the ease of doing business there. This year's top reformer is Azerbaijan. What the Doing Business report does not include in its rankings- and what Azerbaijan sorely needs - is a better business climate for women.

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November 3, 2008 6:10 PM

Eastern Europe Fails on Human Trafficking

On October 17th, the Associated Press reported the case of an Afghani teenage girl brought to Seattle by five immigrants from her country. For three years, she was subject to forced labor and physical and sexual abuse at the home of her captors. The recent case is only one example of the global humanitarian crisis that constitutes human trafficking. It's a debate that has returned to prominence in recent days in the wake of the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the election debate over San Francisco's controversial Proposition K, a ballot initiative that would effectively de-criminalize prostitution.

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